Hypolycaena othona Hewitson, [1865] - Orchid Tit

Subspecies in India

(1) Hypolycaena othona othona Hewitson, [1865] – Oriental Orchid Tit

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh711111
Assam45414
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2112
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka211111
Kerala1221
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra101891111266
Manipur
Meghalaya6231
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha2
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1219162412114349117
Acampe praemorsa (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Aerides crispum (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Cottonia peduncularis (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Rhynchostylis retusa (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Orchidaceae).
 
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. Hypolycaena othona Hewitson, [1865] – Orchid 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-othona, accessed 2022/08/20.