Gangara thyrsis (Fabricius, 1775) - Giant Redeye

Subspecies in India

(1) Gangara thyrsis thyrsis (Fabricius, 1775) – Oriental Giant Redeye

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 Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka71112624442
Kerala31131461032
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra654123271597
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura7222
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total2357257310718341813

Arecaceae (Robinson et al. 2010). Borassus flabellifer (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Calamus (Robinson et al. 2010), Calamus pseudofeanus (Kunte 2006), Calamus rotang (Kunte 2006), Calamus thwaitesii (Kunte 2006), Caryota urens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Chamaerops humilis (Kunte 2006), Cocos nucifera (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1925b; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Corypha umbraculifera (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Licuala grandis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Phoenix acaulis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) Phoenix loureiroi (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Arecaceae). Licuala chinensis (Kunte 2006) (Arecaceae). Cyperus alternifolius (Cyperaceae) has also been reported from Bengaluru by L. Shyamal, which constitutes a new plant family record for this species (BOI-ag954 to BOI-ag958) (Saji et al. 2018). It remains to be seen whether Cyperus is used more widely by this species, and a second confirmation of this larval host family will be useful.


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., K. Kunte, L. Shyamal, Manoj P., T. Bhagwat, and S. Debnath 2022. Gangara thyrsis (Fabricius, 1775) – Giant 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/gangara-thyrsis, accessed 2022/08/19.