Tapena thwaitesi Moore, [1881] - Black Angle

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. Evans (1932) had initially treated thwaitesi (Sri Lankan) and hampsoni (southern Indian) as distinct subspecies, but later synonymized hampsoni with thwitesi (Evans 1949).
 

Conservation and Special status

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule IV of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka511
Kerala1628
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra981092312917
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu12
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total991512213751225
Dalbergia latifolia (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1912; Bell 1924), Dalbergia rubiginosa (Bell 1924), Dalbergia pinnata (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1924) Dalbergia volubilis (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913) (Fabaceae).

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 and K. Kunte 2022. Tapena thwaitesi Moore, [1881] – Black Angle. 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/tapena-thwaitesi, accessed 2022/11/27.