Gomalia elma (Trimen, 1862) - African Marbled Skipper

Subspecies in India

(1) Gomalia elma albofasciata Moore, 1879 – Asian Marbled Skipper. This species is also known as the African Mallow Skipper.

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 Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka121121111252
Kerala11
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra22071
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1142371242
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total232526103221106
Abutilon indicum (Bell 1924; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Malvaceae).

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. Gomalia elma (Trimen, 1862) – African Marbled Skipper. 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/gomalia-elma, accessed 2022/08/09.