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Rohana parisatis (Westwood, [1851]) – Black Prince

Subspecies in India:

(1) Rohana parisatis atacinus Fruhstorfer, 1913 – Sahyadri Black Prince
(2) Rohana parisatis parisatis (Westwood, [1851]) – Assam Black Prince

Early Stages:
The caterpillar has horns.
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Celtis (Davidson & Aitken 1890), Celtis philippensis (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017). Celtis timorensis (Robinson et al. 2010), Celtis tetrandra (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Cannabaceae). Celtis lycodoxylon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (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 > Apaturinae > Apaturini > Rohana

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale & Prashanth S. N. 2022. Rohana parisatis (Westwood, [1851]) – Black Prince. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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