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Choaspes benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Common Awlking

Subspecies in India:

(1) Choaspes benjaminii benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Sahyadri Common Awlking
(2) Choaspes benjaminii japonica (Murray, 1875) – Oriental Common Awlking

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Meliosma arnottiana (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Meliosma pinnata (Kalesh S., S. Prakash & V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Meliosma simplicifolia (Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1925a; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Meliosmaceae). Sabia campanulata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Sabiaceae). Buddleja (Robinson et al. 2010) (Buddlejaceae) has also been reported but needs verification.

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 > Coeliadinae > Choaspes

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K., S. Kalesh and Manoj P. 2021. Choaspes benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Common Awlking. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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