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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Amathusiini > Discophora

Discophora lepida (Moore, [1858]) – Southern Duffer

Subspecies in India:

(1) Discophora lepida lepida (Moore, [1858]) – Sahyadri Duffer

  The subspecies lepida 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:
Bambusa (Moore 1893; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Robinson et al. 2010), Dendrocalamus strictus (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Ochlandra scriptoria (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (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, 10:11495–11550.

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:

  The subspecies lepida is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Amathusiini > Discophora


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kalesh, S. and K. Saji. 2020. Discophora lepida (Moore, [1858]) – Southern Duffer. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/1058/Discophora-lepida
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