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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Junoniini > Hypolimnas

Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) – Danaid Eggfly

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I as well as Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Species should have been listed only under one schedule, but this species is clearly an error.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Asystasia gangetica (Robinson et al. 2010), Asystasia lawiana (Kunte 2006), Barleria cristata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Justicia betonica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Ipomoea carnea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Convolvulaceae). Abelmoschus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Abutilon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Hibiscus (Robinson et al. 2010), Sida cordifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Malvaceae). Portulaca oleracea (Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Portulaca pilosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Portulacaceae).

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:

This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I as well as Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Species should have been listed only under one schedule, but this species is clearly an error.

References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Haneesh, K. M. 2020. Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) – Danaid Eggfly. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/581/Hypolimnas-misippus
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