Ixias pyrene (Linnaeus, 1764) - Yellow Orange-tip

Subspecies in India

(1) Ixias pyrene sesia (Fabricius, 1777) – Dakhan Yellow Orange-tip
(2) Ixias pyrene kausala Moore, 1877 – West Himalayan Yellow Orange-tip
(3) Ixias pyrene familiaris Butler, 1874 – East Himalayan Yellow Orange-tip
(4) Ixias pyrene andamana Moore, 1877 – Andaman Yellow Orange-tip

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 UT1112
Andhra Pradesh1111
Arunachal Pradesh541112
Assam1132
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi12521156
Goa
Gujarat1611
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka8233171377102
Kerala2113143
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra14131334352317156
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram2
Nagaland11
Odisha3
Puducherry UT
Punjab2
Rajasthan11
Sikkim42
Tamil Nadu112111115
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh311
Uttarakhand
West Bengal22216
Total14611111641555161563527
Capparis divaricata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Capparis sepiaria (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Capparis zeylanica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae).

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. Ixias pyrene (Linnaeus, 1764) – Yellow Orange-tip. 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/ixias-pyrene, accessed 2022/12/02.