Colotis aurora (Cramer, [1780]) - Plain Orange-tip

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. However, this species is commonly but incorrectly given as Colotis eucharis Fabricius, 1775 in Indian books. Papilio eucharis Fabricius, 1775 is a junior primary homonym of Papilio (now Delias) eucharis Drury, 1773.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh61111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1211
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka125814115919137
Kerala6511
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra433211831115
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1311323
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1212881016321012261715
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Capparaceae).

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

Anonymous 2022. Colotis aurora (Cramer, [1780]) – Plain Orange-tip. 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/colotis-aurora, accessed 2022/12/02.