Kallima inachus (Doyère, [1840]) - Orange Oakleaf

Subspecies in India

(1) Kallima inachus inachus (Doyère, [1840]) – Himalayan Orange Oakleaf

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh4122115
Assam1852331
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh141
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11111
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh131
Maharashtra1
Manipur1
Meghalaya3513
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim13136111
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11123
West Bengal
Total21715114912910101
LHP not reported from the Western Ghats. Elsewhere, it is known to feed on Strobilanthes (Robinson et al. 2010), Strobilanthes capitata (Dudgeon 1895; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Persicaria orientalis (Dudgeon 1895; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Polygonaceae). Prunus persica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Rosaceae). Girardinia diversifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Urticaceae).

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. Kallima inachus (Doyère, [1840]) – Orange Oakleaf. 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/kallima-inachus, accessed 2022/08/20.