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Appias lyncida (Cramer, [1777]) – Chocolate Albatross

Subspecies in India:

(1) Appias lyncida latifasciata Moore, 1881 – Sahyadri Chocolate Albatross
(2) Appias lyncida eleonora (Boisduval, 1836) – Indo-Chinese Chocolate Albatross
(3) Appias lyncida nicobarica Moore, 1905 – Car Nicobar Chocolate Albatross
(4) Appias lyncida galbana Fruhstorfer, 1910 – South Nicobar Chocolate Albatross

  The subspecies latifasciata 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:
Appias lyncida latifasciata - Brassica oleracea (Robinson et al. 2010), Rorippa indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Brassicaceae). Capparis baducca (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis cleghornii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis micracantha (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis roxburghii (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis zeylanica (Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva religiosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae). Gymnosporia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Celastraceae). Cleome spinosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Cleomaceae). Bombax ceiba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Bombacaceae). Homonoia riparia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Euphorbiaceae).

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:
  The subspecies latifasciata 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:
Saji, K., R. Lovalekar, P. Churi, Manoj P., S. Debnath and Anju V. 2020. Appias lyncida (Cramer, [1777]) – Chocolate Albatross. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/486/Appias-lyncida
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