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 Islands UT11
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh123
Assam31234
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa3
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka112331
Kerala3241210422610
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra212974868203
Manipur
Meghalaya12
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim123
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal11151
Total3457272923103111344

Dioscorea sp., Dioscorea alata, Dioscorea oppositifolia, Dioscorea pentaphylla, Dioscorea wallichii (Dioscoreaceae). Shorea roxburghii (Dipterocarpaceae). Smilax sp. (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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Tagiades litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Water Snow 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/tagiades-litigiosa, accessed 2024/06/20.