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 Islands UT121
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh4111
Assam114422111
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh1112
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2211231
Kerala345131513512631
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2362
Maharashtra254138834713141618
Manipur1
Meghalaya31111
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1222
Tripura131
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand
West Bengal210126642223
Total28926486330181939332524

Alseodaphne semecarpifolia, Cinnamomum spp., Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum macrocarpum, Cinnamomum malabathrum, Cinnamomum tamala, Cinnamomum verum, Litsea ligustrina (=Litsea deccanensis), Litsea glutinosa (=Litsea sebifera), Machilus gamblei, Machilus glaucescens (=Persea macrantha) (Manoj P pers. obs. 2020), Ocotea lancifolia, Phoebe lanceolata (Lauraceae). Clausena spp. (Rutaceae). Sarcosperma arboretum (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(4): 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 2024. Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Mime. 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/papilio-clytia, accessed 2024/06/21.