Halpe hindu Evans, 1937 - Sahyadri Banded Ace

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Taxonomic Information

This species was formerly treated as a subspecies of Halpe homolea (Hewitson, 1868) (Evans 1949), previously known in India as the Indian Ace (Evans 1932). Halpe homolea is a Singaporean and SE Asian species that continues to be reported from India in error.

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

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Karnataka1
Kerala12212899
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
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Maharashtra12
Manipur
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Tamil Nadu127
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Bambusa, Ochlandra scriptoria (Poaceae).

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

Kunte, K., and Saji K. 2022. Halpe hindu Evans, 1937 – Sahyadri Banded Ace. 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/halpe-hindu, accessed 2022/11/29.