Erionota torus Evans, 1941 - Rounded Palm-redeye

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. This is also known as the Sikkim Palm Dart (Smith 1989), Sikkim Palm Red-eye (Smith 2006), Giant Skipper (Ek-Amnuay 2007), and Banana Skipper (several Indo-Chinese and SE Asian websites).
 

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

This species was described from Sikkim and is historically known from the Himalaya east- and southeastward to S. China, Indo-China all the way to deep SE Asia. The sightings from Kerala are the first records of this species from the Western Ghats, which represent a range extension.
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam1112
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11411
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka42111105184
Kerala244186144
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra912212617165
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim12
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal11
Total14222533182327185326

 

 

Cocos nucifera (Raju et al. 2018) (Arecaceae). Musa x paradisiaca (K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017) (Musaceae).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.

 

 

 

Ek-Amnuay, P. 2007. Butterflies of Thailand. Baan Lae Suan- Amarin Printing and Publishing Co., Bangkok, 865pp.
Evans, W.H. 1932. The Identification of Indian butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, 454pp.
Evans, W.H. 1949. A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum (Natural History), London, 502pp.
Smith, C. 1989. Butterflies of Nepal (Central Himalaya). Tecpress Service L.P., Bangkok, 352pp.
Smith, C. 2006. Illustrated Checklist of Nepal's Butterflies. 2nd, revised edn. Walden Book House, Kathmandu, 129pp.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Erionota torus Evans, 1941 – Rounded Palm-redeye. 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/erionota-torus, accessed 2022/08/11.