Tagiades litigiosa Möschler, 1878 - Water Snow Flat

Subspecies in India

(1) Tagiades litigiosa litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Sylhet Water Snow Flat
(2) Tagiades litigiosa andamanica Evans, 1932 – Andaman Water Snow 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 Islands11
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam31234
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa3
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2111
Kerala323128402610
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra211153965202
Manipur
Meghalaya12
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim123
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1151
Total243726211890104333
Dioscorea alata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Dioscorea oppositifolia (Bell 1923a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Dioscorea pentaphylla (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Dioscorea wallichii (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Dioscoreaceae). Shorea roxburghii (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dipterocarpaceae). Smilax (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (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. Tagiades litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Water Snow 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/tagiades-litigiosa, accessed 2022/08/09.