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Abisara echerius (Stoll, [1790]) – Plum Judy

Subspecies in India:

(1) Abisara echerius prunosa Moore, 1879 – Lankan Plum Judy
(2) Abisara echerius paionea Fruhstorfer, 1914 – Karen Plum Judy

Contrary to popular belief, A. echerius is found in India only in the southern Western Ghats (ssp. prunosa) and the Naga, Manipur and Mizo Hills (ssp. paionea), whereas A. bifasciata suffusa is widely distributed from the Western Ghats to the Vindhya and Satpuda Hills, the Eastern Ghats, Himalaya and NE India up to the Garo and Khasi Hills. See a note under A. bifasciata for further clarification.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Abisara echerius prunosa - Primulaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Ardisia solanacea (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Embelia tsjeriam-cottam (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Moore 1901; Pant & Chatterjee 1950), Maesa indica (Kunte 2006) (Primulaceae).

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:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. 2021. Abisara echerius (Stoll, [1790]) – Plum Judy. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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