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Tirumala septentrionis (Butler, 1874) – Dark Blue Tiger

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tirumala septentrionis dravidarum (Fruhstorfer, 1899) – Dakhan Dark Blue Tiger
(2) Tirumala septentrionis septentrionis (Butler, 1874) – Oriental Dark Blue Tiger

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Vallaris solanacea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Cosmostigma cordatum (Nair 2005a) , Dregea volubilis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae).
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:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Tirumala


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K.,  K. Kunte & Manoj P. 2020. Tirumala septentrionis (Butler, 1874) – Dark Blue Tiger. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/560/Tirumala-septentrionis
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