Cethosia cyane (Drury, [1773]) - Leopard Lacewing

Subspecies in India

(1) Cethosia cyane cyane (Drury, [1773]) – Bengal Leopard Lacewing

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species has historically been known from the Himalaya and NE India to Indo-China, but not from the Andaman Islands (Evans 1932; Wynter-Blyth 1957). More recent records from Havelock Island and Port Blair (Mohanraj & Veenakumari 2011; BOI-aq376, BOI-aq377, and BOI-ce592) have extended the known distribution of the species in the Andaman Islands.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1111332
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh13111243
Assam422121222735
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur11
Meghalaya13
Mizoram31
Nagaland131
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1113
Tamil Nadu
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1321
Total68875476517138

Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian butterflies. 2nd ed. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
Mohanraj, P, and K. Veenakumari 2011. Butterflies of the Andaman and Nicobar islands: history of collection and checklist. Zootaxa, 3050:1–36.
Wynter-Blyth, M. A. 1957. Butterflies of the Indian Region. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Cethosia cyane (Drury, [1773]) – Leopard Lacewing. 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/cethosia-cyane, accessed 2022/12/01.