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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Taractrocerini > Cephrenes

Cephrenes acalle (Höpffer, 1874) – Plain Palm-Dart

Subspecies in India:

(1) Cephrenes acalle oceanica (Mabille, 1904) – Variable Plain Palm-Dart
(2) Cephrenes acalle nicobarica Evans, 1932 – Nicobar Plain Palm-Dart

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Cocos nucifera (Robinson et al. 2010; Kalesh & Prakash 2009b), Borassus flabellifer (Kalesh & Prakash 2009b) (Arecaceae).

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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Taractrocerini > Cephrenes

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., S. Pullatt, S. Debnath. 2021. Cephrenes acalle (Höpffer, 1874) – Plain Palm-Dart. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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