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Appias wardii (Moore, [1884]) – Sahyadri Albatross

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It has been previously listed as the Lesser Albatross (Evans 1932, as a subspecies of Appias paulina) and Ward’s Albatross (Yata et al. 2010).

  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:
Capparis baducca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae). Drypetes venusta (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Putranjivaceae).

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 > Pieridae > Pierinae > Pierini > Appias


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2020. Appias wardii (Moore, [1884]) – Sahyadri Albatross. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2153/Appias-wardii
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