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Tarucus balkanica (Freyer, 1844) – Little Tiger Pierrot

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tarucus balkanica nigra Bethune-Baker, [1918] – Black-spotted Pierrot

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Ziziphus jujuba (Churi et al. 2018), Ziziphus nummularia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae).

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:
References:
Ankita Gupta, P. V. Churi, A. Sengupta & S. Mhatre 2014. Lycaenidae parasitoids from peninsular India with description of four new species of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) along with new insights on host relationships. Zootaxa 3827 (4): 439–470.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P., A. Soman &  A. Sengupta. 2020. Tarucus balkanica (Freyer, 1844) – Little Tiger Pierrot. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/1127/Tarucus-balkanica
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