Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) - Chestnut Bob

Subspecies in India

(1) Iambrix salsala salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Eastern Chestnut Bob
(2) Iambrix salsala luteipalpis (Plötz, 1886) – Southern Chestnut Bob
 

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 Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh12111
Assam44264
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1421
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka45231691431124
Kerala3511110117139127
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra3443374212040204
Manipur
Meghalaya121
Mizoram121
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11121
Tamil Nadu122424
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2213494
Total1010121710263445661045421

Grass spp., Axonopus compressusBrachiaria mutica (=Urochloa mutica), Bambusa bambos (=Bambusa arundinacea), Bambusa vulgaris (=Bambusa wamin), Setaria barbata, (Poaceae).

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

Kandoth, S 2024. Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Chestnut Bob. 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/iambrix-salsala, accessed 2024/05/18.