Pseudocoladenia dan (Fabricius, 1787) - Fulvous Pied Flat

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Taxonomic Information

Earlier, the following taxa were treated as subspecies of Pseudocoladenia dan, which are now raised to and treated at species level:

(1) Pseudocoladenia dan fabia (Evans, 1949) – Himalayan Fulvous Pied Flat, now raised to a species level, as Pseudocoladenia fabia (Evans, 1949) – Dented Pied Flat. Many images of P. fabia are still under the species page of P. dan on this website, but they will eventually be moved to the P. fabia species page.
(2) Pseudocoladenia dan fatih (Kollar, [1844]), now confirmed as a distinct species as, Pseudocoladenia fatih (Kollar, [1844]) - West Himalayan Pied Flat.
(3) Pseudocoladenia dan fatua (Evans, 1949), now confirmed as a distinct species as, Pseudocoladenia dan fatua (Evans, 1949) - Ruddy Pied Flat.
(4) Pseudocoladenia festa (Evans, 1949), now confirmed as a distinct species as, Pseudocoladenia festa (Evans, 1949) - Dull Pied Flat.

Finally, Pseudocoladenia dan dan (Fabricius, 1787) – Sahyadri Fulvous Pied Flat, is meaningless as a nominate subspecies since no other valid subspecies exist under this species any more.

See Hou et al. (2023) for further details.

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

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Sikkim11111
Tamil Nadu4151
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
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Total8988874316622819

Achyranthes aspera, Cyathula prostrata (Amaranthaceae).

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.

References:

Hou, Y., C. Cao, H. Chiba, Z. Chang, S. Huang, L. Zhu, K. Kunte, H. Zhenfu, M. Wang, and X. Fan. 2023. Molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography, and classification of Pseudocoladenia butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, published online ahead of print.

Page citation

K. Kunte, and Saji K. 2024. Pseudocoladenia dan (Fabricius, 1787) – Fulvous Pied Flat. 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/pseudocoladenia-dan, accessed 2024/06/18.