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.
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
Karnataka
Kerala17
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2251
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total112951
Bambusa (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Oryza (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Poaceae). Arecaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957) has been reported but needs verification.

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. Caltoris philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Philippine 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-philippina, accessed 2022/09/24.