Idea malabarica (Moore, 1877) - Malabar Tree-Nymph

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa111312
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2229111
Kerala111123112113
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11411
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total155424131137217
Aganosma cymosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Parsonsia alboflavescens (Sushanth 2005) (Apocynaceae). A subspecies name, Idea malabarica kanarensis (Moore, [1890]), is sometimes listed but it represents infrasubspecific variation.

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

Saji K., P. Kale, Prashanth S. N & A. Sengupta 2022. Idea malabarica (Moore, 1877) – Malabar Tree-Nymph. 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/idea-malabarica, accessed 2022/08/19.