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Parthenos sylvia (Cramer, [1775]) – Clipper

Subspecies in India:

(1) Parthenos sylvia virens Moore, 1877 – Sahyadri Clipper
(2) Parthenos sylvia gambrisius (Fabricius, 1787) – Bengal Clipper
(3) Parthenos sylvia roepstorfii Moore, [1897] – Andaman Clipper
(4) Parthenos sylvia nila Evans, 1932 – Nicobar Clipper

  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:
Parthenos sylvia virens- Zanonia indica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Cucurbitaceae). Tinospora sinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Menispermaceae). Adenia hondala (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Passifloraceae). This is sometimes given as Parthenos sylla (Donovan, 1798).

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 > Parthenini > Parthenos


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale, and R. Lovalekar. 2020. Parthenos sylvia (Cramer, [1775]) – Clipper. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.04. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/500/Parthenos-sylvia
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