Caltoris philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) - Philippine Swift

Subspecies in India

(1) Caltoris philippina philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Continental Philippine Swift
 

Conservation and Special status

  The subspecies philippina is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


  The subspecies philippina is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala17
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2251
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total112951

Bambusa spp., Bambusa vulgaris (=Bambusa striata), Ochlandra travancorica, Oryza spp., Saccharum spp. (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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Caltoris philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Philippine Swift. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/caltoris-philippina, accessed 2024/02/24.