Rathinda amor (Fabricius, 1775) - Monkey Puzzle

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
Andhra Pradesh22
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1122
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa2
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka211611262073
Kerala82510685651379
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra524610234618212126
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu14111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal15244413163
Total13811161525395999725343
Mangifera indica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Anacardiaceae). Meiogyne pannosa (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Annonaceae). Calophyllum (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Clusiaceae). Hopea (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Dipterocarpaceae). Blachia (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Croton (Bell 1919b; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Euphorbiaceae). Barringtonia acutangula (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Careya arborea (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Lecythidaceae). Loranthus (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Loranthaceae). Eugenia roxburghii (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Myrtaceae). Ixora (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Ixora brachiata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rubiaceae). Schleichera (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Sapindaceae). Quassia indica (Saji et al. 2018) (Simaroubaceae).

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., B. Valappil, Y. Gurjar, and S. Bose 2022. Rathinda amor (Fabricius, 1775) – Monkey Puzzle. 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/rathinda-amor, accessed 2022/08/20.