Cigaritis schistacea (Moore, [1881]) - Plumbeous Silverline

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Taxonomic Information

This species is sometimes listed under the genus Spindasis. Recent phylogenetic work shows Spindasis to be embedded within Cigaritis, so this species is now treated under Cigaritis.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka184431
Kerala121
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21
Maharashtra2145
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu212
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand
West Bengal12
Total4223141311462

Quisqualis, Combretum indicum (Combretaceae). Antidesma ghaesembilla (Phyllanthaceae). Acacia caesia, Acacia pennata (Fabaceae). Sorbaria sorbifolia (Rosaceae).

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

Nitin, R., and K. Kunte. 2024. Cigaritis schistacea (Moore, [1881]) – Plumbeous Silverline. 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/Cigaritis-schistacea, accessed 2024/05/29.