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 Pradesh1125812
Arunachal Pradesh322231
Assam5317211886
Bihar2
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh3351355833299
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi22411
Goa1121
Gujarat2113341
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka371621657161511352918
Kerala5141392113757
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21623772
Maharashtra2099532102427758223
Manipur1
Meghalaya149
Mizoram1
Nagaland213
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1131311
Tamil Nadu111142243
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh1661
Uttarakhand853
West Bengal514119279
Total83314438243042528620423197
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 2024. 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 2024/02/28.