Tarucus ananda (de Nicéville, [1884]) - Dark Pierrot

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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

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  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 Pradesh121
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka51131354
Kerala431
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra52311272
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram12
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim21
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total104762222201710
Dendrophthoe falcata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Loranthus (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918c; Robinson et al. 2010) (Loranthaceae). Ziziphus oenopolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Ziziphus xylopyrus (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rhamnaceae).

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.

 

Aduse-Poku, K., Lees, D. C., Brattström, O., Kodandaramaiah, U., Collins, S. C., Wahlberg, N. And Brakefield, P. M. (2016), Molecular phylogeny and generic-level taxonomy of the widespread palaeotropical ‘Heteropsis clade’ (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Mycalesina). Systematic Entomology, 41: 717–731. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/syen.12183

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Tarucus ananda (de Nicéville, [1884]) – Dark Pierrot. 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/tarucus-ananda, accessed 2022/11/29.