Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Evening Brown

Subspecies in India

(1) Melanitis leda leda (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Common Evening Brown

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 UT1
Andhra Pradesh124811
Arunachal Pradesh32121
Assam5317211886
Bihar2
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2351355833259
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi22411
Goa121
Gujarat2113331
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka281013237141210332617
Kerala5141382112657
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11621762
Maharashtra49753241626707819
Manipur1
Meghalaya149
Mizoram
Nagaland213
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1131311
Tamil Nadu142233
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh1551
Uttarakhand853
West Bengal414119267
Total54243432212834417919221589
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Apluda (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bambusa (Robinson et al. 2010), Brachiaria mutica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Coix lacryma-jobi (Dhara Thakkar: BOI-eb644, eb646), Cyrtococcum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Digitaria (Robinson et al. 2010), Eleusine (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Oplismenus compositus (Kunte 2006), Oryza (Robinson et al. 2010), Oryza sativa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Panicum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Panicum repens (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum glaucum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum purpureum (Robinson et al. 2010), Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Saccharum officinarum (Robinson et al. 2010), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Zea mays (Robinson et al. 2010) (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.

 
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.
 

Page citation

Saji, K., H. Ogale, R. Lovalekar, Nitin R., A. Mitra, S. Hiremath, P. Gokhale, S. Debnath, and R. P. Mahajan 2022. Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Evening Brown. 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/melanitis-leda, accessed 2022/12/04.