Cupitha purreea (Moore, 1877) - Wax Dart

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1111
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam121111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand1
Karnataka11
Kerala1528612
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1411
Mizoram2
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu121
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal21
Total174126222328514

Ehretia aspera (=Ehretia laevis) (Boraginaceae). Combretum albidum, Combretum indicum (=Quisqualis indica), Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia paniculata (Combretaceae).

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. Cupitha purreea (Moore, 1877) – Wax Dart. 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/cupitha-purreea, accessed 2024/04/21.