Megisba malaya (Horsfield, [1828]) - Malayan

Subspecies in India

(1) Megisba malaya thwaitesi Moore, [1881] – Tailless Malayan. This was earlier treated as a distinct species on this website. Recent work (male genitalia and molecular sequencing) has confirmed this to be a subspecies of Megisba malaya – Malayan, after all.
(2) Megisba malaya sikkima Moore, 1884 – Variable Malayan
(3) Megisba malaya presbyter Fruhstorfer, 1918 – Andaman Malayan

  The subspecies presbyter is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


  The subspecies presbyter is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT21
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1221
Assam14833221
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka135211
Kerala313107121
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1323201355912
Manipur
Meghalaya9111
Mizoram1
Nagaland2
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim13221
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand1411
West Bengal152111
Total1932281813981920161517
Mallotus philippensis (V.C. Balakrishnan & P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Mallotus repandus(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), (Euphorbiaceae). Allophylus cobbe (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Erioglossum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hemigyrosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lepisanthes tetraphylla (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Schleichera oleosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Sapindaceae).

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. Megisba malaya (Horsfield, [1828]) – Malayan. 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/megisba-malaya, accessed 2022/12/02.