Caltoris kumara (Moore, 1878) - Blank Swift

Subspecies in India

(1) Caltoris kumara kumara (Moore, 1878) – Sahyadri Blank Swift
 

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
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2111142
Kerala61466
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra710371892
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total8191142201910
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Bambusa (Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Bambusa tuldoides (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Imperata cylindrica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Ochlandra scriptoria (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Oryza sativa (Davidson et al. 1891) (Poaceae).


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 H. Ogale 2022. Caltoris kumara (Moore, 1878) – Blank Swift. 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/caltoris-kumara, accessed 2022/09/24.