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Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Sailer

Subspecies in India:

(1) Neptis hylas varmona Moore, 1872 – Indian Common Sailer
(2) Neptis hylas andamana Moore, 1877 – Andaman Common Sailer
(3) Neptis hylas nicobarica Moore, 1877 – Car Nicobar Common Sailer
(4) Neptis hylas sambilanga Evans, 1932 – South Nicobar Common Sailer

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Neptis hylas varmona - Bombax (Robinson et al. 2010), Bombax ceiba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Bombacaceae). Hevea brasiliensis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Euphorbiaceae). Fabaceae (Bell 1910c), Canavalia ensiformis (Robinson et al. 2010), Canavalia gladiata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Flemingia (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Lathyrus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Mucuna purpurea (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Paracalyx (Robinson et al. 2010), Paracalyx scariosus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Rhynchosia (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Vigna cylindrica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Vigna unguiculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Xylia xylocarpa (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Icacinaceae). Malvaceae (Bell 1910c), Corchorus (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Grewia (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Helicteres isora (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Triumfetta (Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Urena lobata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Malvaceae).

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.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., A. Soman, M. Bhakare & Manoj P. 2020. Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Sailer. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/480/Neptis-hylas
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