Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) - Chestnut Bob

Subspecies in India

(1) Iambrix salsala salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Eastern Chestnut Bob
(2) Iambrix salsala luteipalpis (Plötz, 1886) – Southern Chestnut Bob
 

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

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1211
Assam42264
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1411
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka4423166102793
Kerala241119105129127
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra3441154181537203
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram21
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11121
Tamil Nadu22414
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2213493
Total991115523323756944919
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Axonopus compressus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Bambusa bambos (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1927; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bambusa wamin (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Brachiaria mutica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (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

Kandoth, S 2022. Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Chestnut Bob. 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/iambrix-salsala, accessed 2022/08/12.