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Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Gull

Subspecies in India:

(1) Cepora nerissa nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Chinese Common Gull
(2) Cepora nerissa phryne (Fabricius, 1775) – Dakhan Common Gull
(3) Cepora nerissa dapha (Moore, 1878) – Indo-Chinese Common Gull
(4) Cepora nerissa lichenosa (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Common Gull

  The subspecies dapha 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:
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis baducca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis brevispina (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Capparis cleghornii (Saji & Ogale 2018), Capparis decidua (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis sepiaria (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis zeylanica (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva adansonii (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Maerua oblongifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Capparaceae).

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 dapha is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and H. Ogale. 2020. Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Gull. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/515/Cepora-nerissa
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