Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) - Danaid Eggfly

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I as well as Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Species should have been listed only under one schedule, but this species is clearly an error.
 

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This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I as well as Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Species should have been listed only under one schedule, but this species is clearly an error.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh42342633
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh3225216
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT2
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1512623
Goa
Gujarat521425215
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT12
Jharkhand
Karnataka33139313712514169
Kerala2211421
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh231636
Maharashtra11563441041402516
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1221
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111346
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh2221
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1221
Total212227141218232898837045
Asystasia gangetica (Robinson et al. 2010), Asystasia lawiana (Kunte 2006), Barleria cristata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Justicia betonica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Ipomoea carnea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Convolvulaceae). Abelmoschus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Abutilon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Hibiscus (Robinson et al. 2010), Sida cordifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Malvaceae). Portulaca oleracea (Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Portulaca pilosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Portulacaceae).

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. Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) – Danaid Eggfly. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/hypolimnas-misippus, accessed 2022/12/04.