Lethe europa (Fabricius, 1775) - Bamboo Treebrown

Subspecies in India

(1) Lethe europa europa (Fabricius, 1775) – Dakhan Bamboo Treebrown
(2) Lethe europa niladana Fruhstorfer, 1911 – Himalayan Bamboo Treebrown
(3) Lethe europa nudgara Fruhstorfer, 1911 – Andaman Bamboo Treebrown
Also see Lethe tamuna de Nicéville, 1887 – Clear-eyed Treebrown, a Nicobarese endemic, which is often treated as a subspecies of L. europa.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT2
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam21
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh113
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh211
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka74324661111118
Kerala111712147
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111122
Maharashtra51223815132615
Manipur11
Meghalaya22
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu5
Tripura112
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal1133111
Total14883119212332345138
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Bambusa bambos (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Dendrocalamus strictus (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (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

Saji, K. and K.M. Haneesh 2024. Lethe europa (Fabricius, 1775) – Bamboo Treebrown. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/lethe-europa, accessed 2024/04/18.