Tarucus nara (Kollar, 1848) - Striped Pierrot

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. Two junior synonyms of nara appear commonly in older literature: Tarucus extricatus Butler, 1886 (Rounded Pierrot), and Tarucus alteratus Moore, 1882 (Rusty Pierrot). Tarucus bengalensis Bethune-Baker, 1917 may prove to be yet another synonym for nara.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh2212
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh42312
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11214108
Goa
Gujarat14111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2184154
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh111
Maharashtra3633431061743
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan2128
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11131
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh22
Uttarakhand
West Bengal211651
Total1281396832161443295
Ziziphus jujuba (Sevastopulo 1941; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Ziziphus nummularia (Bhakare et al. 2018) (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.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Tarucus nara (Kollar, 1848) – Striped 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-nara, accessed 2022/08/12.