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Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Chestnut Bob

Subspecies in India:

(1) Iambrix salsala salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Eastern Chestnut Bob
(2) Iambrix salsala luteipalpis (Plötz, 1886) – Southern Chestnut Bob

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Axonopus compressus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Bambusa bambos (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1927; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bambusa wamin (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Brachiaria mutica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (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 > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Iambrix

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kandoth, S. 2021. Iambrix salsala (Moore, [1866]) – Chestnut Bob. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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