Elymnias caudata Butler, 1871 - Tailed Palmfly

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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 Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa332
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka13351610932171616
Kerala11581011920311
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1112127246126
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total145710916125579282923
Areca catechu (Robinson et al. 2010), Arenga wightii (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Cocos nucifera (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Licuala grandis (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Livistona chinensis (Robinson et al. 2010), Phoenix (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Calamus rotang (Kunte 2006), Calamus thwaitesii (Kunte 2006), Caryota urens (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Phoenix loureiroi (Kunte 2006), Rhapis (Kunte 2006) (Arecaceae). Licuala chinensis (Kunte 2006) (Arecaceae).

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

Ogale, H., K. Kunte, K. Saji, R. Lovalekar, and P. Kale 2022. Elymnias caudata Butler, 1871 – Tailed Palmfly. 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/elymnias-caudata, accessed 2022/11/26.