Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) - Common Gull

Subspecies in India

(1) Cepora nerissa nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Chinese Common Gull
(2) Cepora nerissa phryne (Fabricius, 1775) – Dakhan Common Gull
(3) Cepora nerissa dapha (Moore, 1878) – Indo-Chinese Common Gull
(4) Cepora nerissa lichenosa (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Common Gull

Conservation and Special status

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  The subspecies dapha is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands11211
Andhra Pradesh112211
Arunachal Pradesh312
Assam11
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1511122
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11111519432
Goa
Gujarat1113712
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka535835178917810
Kerala141562227
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11114
Maharashtra1226167417191215253518
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland121
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan113
Sikkim332
Tamil Nadu2133367
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh19311310
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal118102412112
Total213227304487603756646358
Cadaba fruticosa, Capparis aphylla, Capparis baducca, Capparis brevispina, Capparis cleghornii, Capparis decidua, Capparis heydeana, Capparis sepiaria, Capparis zeylanica, Crateva adansonii, Maerua oblongifolia (Capparaceae) (Nitin et al. 2018; Robinson et al. 2010).

Key References:

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.
 
Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.

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

Page citation

Saji K., H. Ogale, and R. P. Mahajan 2022. Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Gull. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/cepora-nerissa, accessed 2022/08/19.