Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) - Sahyadri Birdwing

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Southern Birdwing.

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 Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa111
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka12215215
Kerala2225931512629
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2212844
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total56235103915181731
Aristolochia griffithii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Aristolochia indica (Robinson et al. 2010), Aristolochia tagala (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bragantia wallichii (=Thottea wallichii, see a note under Bragantia wallichii) (Robinson et al. 2010), Thottea siliquosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Aristolochiaceae).

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., P. Churi, Manoj P., Haneesh K. M., P. Hulamani, and Nitin R 2022. Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) – Sahyadri Birdwing. 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/troides-minos, accessed 2022/08/19.