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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Horagini > Rathinda

Rathinda amor (Fabricius, 1775) – Monkey Puzzle

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Mangifera indica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Anacardiaceae). Meiogyne pannosa (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Annonaceae). Calophyllum (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Clusiaceae). Hopea (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Dipterocarpaceae). Blachia (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Croton (Bell 1919b; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Euphorbiaceae). Barringtonia acutangula (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Careya arborea (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Lecythidaceae). Loranthus (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Loranthaceae). Eugenia roxburghii (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Myrtaceae). Ixora (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Ixora brachiata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rubiaceae). Schleichera (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Sapindaceae). Quassia indica (Saji et al. 2018) (Simaroubaceae).

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 > Horagini > Rathinda

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., B. Valappil, Y. Gurjar, and S. Bose. 2021. Rathinda amor (Fabricius, 1775) – Monkey Puzzle. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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