Sarangesa purendra Moore, 1882 - Spotted Small Flat

Subspecies in India

(1) Sarangesa purendra purendra Moore, 1882 – West Himalayan Spotted Small Flat
(2) Sarangesa purendra pandra Evans, 1949 – Hill Spotted Small Flat
(3) Sarangesa purendra sati de Nicéville, 1891 – Desert Spotted Small Flat
(4) Sarangesa purendra hopkinsi Evans, 1921 – Dakhan Spotted Small Flat
 

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

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat1
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh1111
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka12842311
Kerala162
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh3
Maharashtra3734232691044
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand254
West Bengal
Total48553330192913516

Sarangesa purendra hopkinsi (Dakhan Spotted Small Flat) - Asystasia (Bell 1924; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Blepharis asperrima (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913) (Acanthaceae).
Sarangesa purendra pandra (Hill Spotted Small Flat) - Unknown.
Sarangesa purendra sati  (Desert Spotted Small Flat) - Unknown.

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

Anonymous 2022. Sarangesa purendra Moore, 1882 – Spotted Small Flat. 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/sarangesa-purendra, accessed 2022/08/09.