Colotis danae (Fabricius, 1775) - Crimson-tip

Subspecies in India

(1) Colotis danae danae (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Crimson-tip
(2) Colotis danae dulcis (Butler, 1876) – Kathiawar Crimson-tip

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
Andhra Pradesh21631
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1273221
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka21171433652281
Kerala2212
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1141421113
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry1
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111214
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total314112441303276172
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis divaricata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis sepiaria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Maerua cylindrocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010), Maerua oblongifolia (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

Saji K. and M. Bhakare 2022. Colotis danae (Fabricius, 1775) – Crimson-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-danae, accessed 2022/08/19.