Cepora nadina (Lucas, 1852) - Lesser Gull

Subspecies in India

(1) Cepora nadina nadina (Lucas, 1852) – Khasi Lesser Gull
(2) Cepora nadina remba (Moore, [1858]) – Sahyadri Lesser Gull
(3) Cepora nadina andamana (Swinhoe, 1889) – Andaman Lesser Gull

  The subspecies remba is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  The subspecies remba is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1114
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh7631141
Assam113
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka61312522
Kerala622221134
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra615512212322
Manipur11
Meghalaya112113
Mizoram1
Nagaland4
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2
Total1919401712442717138
Capparis baducca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis cleghornii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis moonii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis roxburghii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Kunte, K., K. Saji, H. Ogale & Prashanth S. N. 2022. Cepora nadina (Lucas, 1852) – Lesser Gull. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/cepora-nadina, accessed 2022/12/04.