Tirumala septentrionis (Butler, 1874) - Dark Blue Tiger

Subspecies in India

(1) Tirumala septentrionis dravidarum (Fruhstorfer, 1899) – Dakhan Dark Blue Tiger
(2) Tirumala septentrionis septentrionis (Butler, 1874) – Oriental Dark Blue Tiger
 

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
Andhra Pradesh1421
Arunachal Pradesh2111
Assam11142
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11810213217913652
Kerala42151248204
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra374211115123
Manipur1
Meghalaya2312
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1211
Tamil Nadu11314112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total101015143149331440502210
Vallaris solanacea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Cosmostigma cordatum (Nair 2005a) , Dregea volubilis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae).
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., K. Kunte & Manoj P 2022. Tirumala septentrionis (Butler, 1874) – Dark Blue Tiger. 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/tirumala-septentrionis, accessed 2022/08/11.