Cheritra freja (Fabricius, 1793) - Common Imperial

Subspecies in India

(1) Cheritra freja butleri Cowan, 1965 – Sahyadri Common Imperial
(2) Cheritra freja evansi Cowan, 1965 – Khasi Common Imperial

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh16111122
Assam412114222
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka112
Kerala821167612
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra4244
Manipur
Meghalaya412
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal111
Total1389103211616111210
Bauhinia phoenicea (Naik & Mustak 2020), Saraca asoca (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Xylia xylocarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Cinnamomum camphora (Nitin et al. 2018), Cinnamomum macrocarpum (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Cinnamomum verum (Nitin et al. 2018) (Lauraceae). Ixora (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rubiaceae). Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Saji & Ogale 2018) (Sapindaceae).

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

Saji K. and H. Ogale 2022. Cheritra freja (Fabricius, 1793) – Common Imperial. 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/cheritra-freja, accessed 2022/08/19.