Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) - Orange-crowned Cupid

Subspecies in India

(1) Everes lacturnus assamica Tytler, 1915 – Assam Orange-crowned Cupid
(2) Everes lacturnus pila Evans, [1925] – Nicobar Orange-crowned Cupid
(3) Everes lacturnus syntala Cantlie, 1963 – Dakhan Orange-crowned Cupid

This species is also known as the Indian Cupid.
 

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 Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka2152
Kerala243112127
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra19110441211811
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112232
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal41
Total245161111417672422
Lotus corniculatus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae).

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. Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) – Orange-crowned Cupid. 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/everes-lacturnus, accessed 2022/08/11.