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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Hypolycaenini > Hypolycaena

Hypolycaena othona Hewitson, [1865] – Orchid Tit

Subspecies in India:

(1) Hypolycaena othona othona Hewitson, [1865] – Oriental Orchid Tit

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Acampe praemorsa (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Aerides crispum (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Cottonia peduncularis (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Rhynchostylis retusa (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Orchidaceae).

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 > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Hypolycaenini > Hypolycaena

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H.,  S. Sarang, A. Narkevar & P. Churi. 2021. Hypolycaena othona Hewitson, [1865] – Orchid Tit. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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