Catopsilia scylla (Linnaeus, 1763) - Orange Emigrant

Subspecies in India

(1) Catopsilia scylla cornelia (Fabricius, 1787) – Peninsular Orange Emigrant
 

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This species is historically known from S. Myanmar southeastward into SE Asian islands up to Borneo and the Philippines, and in northern Australia (Evans 1932; Talbot 1939; Corbet et al. 1992; Ek-Amnuay 2012; Inayoshi 2016). Specimens collected by C. Sivaperuman from the Great Nicobar Island and deposited in the Zoological Survey of India, Port Blair, and the images (BOI-cb919 to BOI-cb921) taken at the Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island, by Snehaa Sundaram and Dhee and published here on 9 August 2016, represent the first published records of this species from India.
 
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
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Corbet, A. S., H. M. Pendlebury, and J. N. Eliot. 1992. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th revised edn. Malayan Nature Society, Kaula Lumpur.
 
Ek-Amnuay, P. 2012. Butterflies of Thailand. 2nd edn. Baan Lae Suan (=Amarin) Printing & Publishing Co., Bangkok.

Evans, W. H. 1932. The identification of Indian butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

Inayoshi, Y. 2016. A Check List of Butterflies in Indo-China (chiefly from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam). Accessed 09 August 2016. URL: http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pap/10490001.html.

Talbot, G. 1939. Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies, vol. I. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 600.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Catopsilia scylla (Linnaeus, 1763) – Orange 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-scylla, accessed 2022/09/24.