Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) - Lemon Emigrant

Subspecies in India

(1) Catopsilia pomona pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Oriental Lemon Emigrant. This is also known as the Common Emigrant.

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 Islands41
Andhra Pradesh1211223333
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam521421111211
Bihar1
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh3193367651092
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi413213111
Goa1
Gujarat32338221
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1121
Jammu and Kashmir UT341
Jharkhand
Karnataka48158223624918311811
Kerala14144941011144
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh731231553
Maharashtra2213841334242337213921
Manipur1
Meghalaya5
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry1
Punjab21
Rajasthan1121
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu11312132313
Tripura12
Uttar Pradesh17422131
Uttarakhand131
West Bengal2113213111472
Total403041576010010079129769555
Bauhinia racemosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Butea monosperma (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cassia (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Dalbergia latifolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna siamea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania grandiflora (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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. 2022. Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Lemon Emigrant. 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/catopsilia-pomona, accessed 2022/09/24.