Hyarotis coorga Evans, 1949 - Kodagu Brush Flitter

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. This is often treated as a subspecies of Hyarotis microstictum (Wood-Mason & de Nicéville, [1887]).
 

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Hyarotis coorga - Kodagu Brush Flitter


Not yet known.

This species is endemic to the Western Ghats. It is so far known only from the Kodagu District.

Very rare. This species was known only from two males and two females (Evans 1949). The sighting reported here (BOI Media code as938) is the only recent record and only the fifth known specimen of the species. Nothing is known about its habits.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total

 

Unknown. This is often treated as a subspecies of Hyarotis microstictum (Wood-Mason & de Nicéville, [1887]).
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. Hyarotis coorga Evans, 1949 – Kodagu Brush Flitter. 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/hyarotis-coorga, accessed 2022/08/12.