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Neptis clinia Moore, 1872 – Sullied Sailer

Subspecies in India:

(1) Neptis clinia kallaura Moore, 1881  Sahyadri Sullied Sailer
(2) Neptis clinia praedicta Smetacek, 2011 – West Himalayan Sullied Sailer
(3) Neptis clinia susruta Moore, 1872 – Himalayan Sullied Sailer
(4) Neptis clinia clinia Moore, 1872 – Andaman Sullied Sailer
This has also been variously listed as Clear Sailer and Creamy Sailer in the past.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Celtis spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Cannabaceae).

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 > Nymphalidae > Limenitidinae > Neptini > Neptis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Baiju K, K. Sadasivan, V. K. Chandrasekharan & S. Gayathri. 2022. Neptis clinia Moore, 1872 – Sullied Sailer. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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