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Tanaecia lepidea (Butler, 1868) – Grey Count

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tanaecia lepidea lepidea (Butler, 1868) – Himalayan Grey Count
(2) Tanaecia lepidea miyana (Fruhstorfer, 1913) – Peninsular Grey Count
(3) Tanaecia lepidea sthavara (Fruhstorfer, 1913) – Indo-Chinese Grey Count

  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:
Careya arborea (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000;), Planchonia careya (Robinson et al. 2010) (Lecythidaceae). Melastoma malabathricum (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Melastomataceae).
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 > Nymphalidae > Limenitidinae > Adoliadini > Tanaecia


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale & Prashanth S. N.. 2020. Tanaecia lepidea (Butler, 1868) – Grey Count. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/487/Tanaecia-lepidea
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