Curetis thetis (Drury, [1773]) - Indian Sunbeam

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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 Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh1121121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2341
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa121
Gujarat3159111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka4523567259105
Kerala2219192102
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra3513362714143923122531
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu12124354
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh332
Uttarakhand
West Bengal215977
Total44208254825265357446453
Abrus precatorius (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Aganope thyrsiflora (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Butea monosperma (Saji et al. 2018), Derris scandens (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Pongamia pinnata (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Dendrolobium triangulare (Saji et al. 2018) (Fabaceae). Heynea trijuga (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Meliaceae).

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.

 

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Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Curetis thetis (Drury, [1773]) – Indian Sunbeam. 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/curetis-thetis, accessed 2022/11/29.