Spindasis lohita (Horsfield, [1829]) - Long-banded Silverline

Subspecies in India

(1) Spindasis lohita lazularia (Moore, [1881]) – Tamil Long-banded Silverline
(2) Spindasis lohita himalayanus (Moore, 1884) – Himalayan Long-banded Silverline
(3) Spindasis lohita senama (Fruhstorfer, [1912]) – Myanmarese Long-banded Silverline
(4) Spindasis lohita zoilus (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Long-banded Silverline

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species has a wide distribution in South and SE Asia. It is well known from India in the Western Ghats (ssp. lazularia), Himalaya (ssp. himalayanus) and the Andaman Islands (ssp. zoilus). The image published on the Butterflies of India website (BOI-cm305) on 2017/09/14, extends the known distribution of this species well within central India. This is also the first record for Madhya Pradesh. Subspecies identity of this and other records from Central and Eastern India needs to be verified, so at present we have only mentioned species name for those records.
 
  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands211
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh431321
Assam542213622
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka111212713
Kerala111311032
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra92384596341125
Manipur1
Meghalaya6
Mizoram11
Nagaland141
Odisha81
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1215
Tamil Nadu211
Tripura1311
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand2111
West Bengal31112
Total16282920151711921332233
Carissa carandas (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Apocynanceae). Terminalia paniculata (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Combretaceae). Convolvulaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010). Dioscorea pentaphylla (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Dioscoreaceae). Xylia xylocarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Ixora brachiata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Smilax zeylanica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Smilacaceae).

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. Spindasis lohita (Horsfield, [1829]) – Long-banded Silverline. 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/spindasis-lohita, accessed 2022/08/19.