Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Sailer

Subspecies in India

(1) Neptis hylas varmona Moore, 1872 – Indian Common Sailer
(2) Neptis hylas andamana Moore, 1877 – Andaman Common Sailer
(3) Neptis hylas nicobarica Moore, 1877 – Car Nicobar Common Sailer
(4) Neptis hylas sambilanga Evans, 1932 – South Nicobar Common Sailer

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 UT3122
Andhra Pradesh1213
Arunachal Pradesh112
Assam535121326
Bihar11
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh132455986
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa111
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka31116511287132433
Kerala88122141088
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh187316683
Maharashtra27171142110219328559
Manipur11
Meghalaya53
Mizoram11
Nagaland13
Odisha11111
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim111
Tamil Nadu2112338
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11112
West Bengal142136
Total76512635191120214882151137
Neptis hylas varmona - Bombax (Robinson et al. 2010), Bombax ceiba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Bombacaceae). Hevea brasiliensis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Euphorbiaceae). Fabaceae (Bell 1910c), Canavalia ensiformis (Robinson et al. 2010), Canavalia gladiata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Flemingia (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Lathyrus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Mucuna purpurea (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Paracalyx (Robinson et al. 2010), Paracalyx scariosus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Rhynchosia (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Vigna cylindrica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Vigna unguiculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Xylia xylocarpa (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Icacinaceae). Malvaceae (Bell 1910c), Corchorus (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Grewia (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Helicteres isora (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Triumfetta (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Urena lobata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Malvaceae).

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., A. Soman, M. Bhakare & Manoj P 2022. Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Sailer. 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/neptis-hylas, accessed 2022/11/26.