Cirrochroa thais (Fabricius, 1787) - Tamil Yeoman

Subspecies in India

(1) Cirrochroa thais thais (Fabricius, 1787) - Sahyadri Yeoman

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This is historically known from Manipur and Naga Hills, but there are no recent records of this species from India. The sighting reported here from Dibang Valley appears to be a rediscovery of the species in this area, and a range extension of the species into E. Arunachal Pradesh.

The precise locality of recent sightings of this very rare species is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
 

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Very rare, known only from Manipur and Naga Hills in India before, and now from E. Arunachal Pradesh. Appears to be uncommon throughout its range, from NE India to Indo-China.

Information such as the precise locality is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa22
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2121211
Kerala912591015289
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra211112272
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11313892111781812
Hydnocarpus alpina (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hydnocarpus wightianus (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Salicaceae).

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.

 
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Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Cirrochroa thais (Fabricius, 1787) – Tamil Yeoman. 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/cirrochroa-thais, accessed 2022/08/12.