Colotis fausta (Olivier, 1804) - Large Salmon Arab

Subspecies in India

(1) Colotis fausta fulvia (Wallace, 1867) – Dakhan Large Salmon Arab
(2) Colotis fausta faustina (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) – Punjabi Large Salmon Arab

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 Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi113114541
Goa
Gujarat423
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala1
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra145137
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1222
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21137810131011
Colotis fausta fulvia - Capparis spinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Maerua cylindrocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Maerua oblongifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (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 fausta (Olivier, 1804) – Large Salmon Arab. 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-fausta, accessed 2022/11/27.