Phalanta alcippe (Stoll, [1782]) - Small Leopard

Subspecies in India

(1) Phalanta alcippe mercea (Evans, 1924) – Sahyadri Small Leopard
(2) Phalanta alcippe alcippoides (Moore, [1900]) – Himalayan Small Leopard
(3) Phalanta alcippe andamana (Fruhstorfer, 1904) – Andaman Small Leopard
(4) Phalanta alcippe fraterna (Moore, [1900]) – Nicobar Small Leopard

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT113116
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam12
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1111
Kerala6321122
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya2211
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2
Total734681111932
Rinorea bengalensis (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Rinorea zeylanica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Violaceae).

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

Kunte, K. and K. Saji 2022. Phalanta alcippe (Stoll, [1782]) – Small Leopard. 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/phalanta-alcippe, accessed 2022/12/02.