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Lethe europa (Fabricius, 1775) – Bamboo Treebrown

Subspecies in India:

(1) Lethe europa europa (Fabricius, 1775) – Dakhan Bamboo Treebrown
(2) Lethe europa niladana Fruhstorfer, 1911 – Himalayan Bamboo Treebrown
(3) Lethe europa nudgara Fruhstorfer, 1911 – Andaman Bamboo Treebrown
Also see Lethe tamuna de Nicéville, 1887 – Clear-eyed Treebrown, a Nicobarese endemic, which is often treated as a subspecies of L. europa.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Bambusa bambos (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Dendrocalamus strictus (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Poaceae).

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 > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Lethe

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and K.M. Haneesh. 2021. Lethe europa (Fabricius, 1775) – Bamboo Treebrown. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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