Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) - Dusky Partwing

Subspecies in India

(1) Psolos fuligo subfasciatus (Moore, 1878) – Indian Dusky Partwing
Indian butterfly books mention this species with its old English name, the Coon, which should be changed because it is racially offensive. We propose an alternative English name for this species – Dusky Partwing – based on its dark coloration and the fact that the forewing tips in this species are curved outward, and therefore the forewings remain parted at the tips when the butterfly is at rest (see image ai539).

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam112
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1121
Kerala222139477
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra8382
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3212142091611
Maranta arundinacea (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Indianthus virgatus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Stachyphrynium spicatum (Bell 1927; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Marantaceae).

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. 2022. Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) – Dusky Partwing. 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/psolos-fuligo, accessed 2022/11/27.