Hypolycaena erylus (Godart, [1824]) - Common Tit

Subspecies in India

(1) Hypolycaena erylus himavantus Fruhstorfer, [1912] – Sikkim Common Tit
(2) Hypolycaena erylus andamana Moore, 1877 – Andaman Common Tit

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species is historically known from S. Myanmar southeastward into SE Asian islands up to Borneo and the Philippines, and in northern Australia (Evans 1932; Talbot 1939; Corbet et al. 1992; Ek-Amnuay 2012; Inayoshi 2016). Specimens collected by C. Sivaperuman from the Great Nicobar Island and deposited in the Zoological Survey of India, Port Blair, and the images (BOI-cb919 to BOI-cb921) taken at the Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island, by Snehaa Sundaram and Dhee and published here on 9 August 2016, represent the first published records of this species from India.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT311
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh142212541
Assam914131121658
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1211147
Mizoram111
Nagaland2
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1211
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal341
Total94102131521931189
Corbet, A. S., H. M. Pendlebury, and J. N. Eliot. 1992. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th revised edn. Malayan Nature Society, Kaula Lumpur.
 
Ek-Amnuay, P. 2012. Butterflies of Thailand. 2nd edn. Baan Lae Suan (=Amarin) Printing & Publishing Co., Bangkok.

Evans, W. H. 1932. The identification of Indian butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

Inayoshi, Y. 2016. A Check List of Butterflies in Indo-China (chiefly from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam). Accessed 09 August 2016. URL: http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pap/10490001.html.

Talbot, G. 1939. Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies, vol. I. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 600.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Hypolycaena erylus (Godart, [1824]) – Common Tit. 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/hypolycaena-erylus, accessed 2022/12/02.