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Euripus consimilis (Westwood, [1851]) – Painted Courtesan

Subspecies in India:

(1) Euripus consimilis meridionalis Wood-Mason, 1881 – Sahyadri Painted Courtesan
(2) Euripus consimilis consimilis (Westwood, [1851]) – Himalayan Painted Courtesan

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Trema orientalis (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Cannabaceae).

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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Apaturinae > Apaturini > Euripus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and G. Mohan. 2020. Euripus consimilis (Westwood, [1851]) – Painted Courtesan. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/1013/Euripus-consimilis
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