Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Mime

Subspecies in India

(1) Papilio clytia clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Oriental Common Mime
(2) Papilio clytia flavolimbatus Oberthür, 1879 – Andaman Common Mime

  The form commixtus is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  The form commixtus is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands121
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh4111
Assam114222111
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh112
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka12111
Kerala225111212511631
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2362
Maharashtra25413882471311915
Manipur1
Meghalaya21111
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1222
Tripura131
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal28106642223
Total27725435328171936281821
Alseodaphne semecarpifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cinnamomum (Robinson et al. 2010), Cinnamomum camphora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum macrocarpum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum malabatrum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum tamala (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Cinnamomum verum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Clausena spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017),Litsea deccanensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Litsea glutinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Persea gamblei (Robinson et al. 2010), Ocotea lancifolia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Lauraceae). Sarcosperma arboretum (Robinson et al. 2010) (Sapotaceae).

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., R. Lovalekar, G. Agavekar, S. Debnath 2022. Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Mime. 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/papilio-clytia, accessed 2022/08/20.