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Loxura atymnus (Stoll, 1780) – Yamfly

Subspecies in India:

(1) Loxura atymnus atymnus (Stoll, 1780) – Sahyadri Yamfly
(2) Loxura atymnus continentalis Fruhstorfer, [1912] – Continental Yamfly
(3) Loxura atymnus prabha (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Yamfly
(4) Loxura atymnus nicobarica Evans, 1932 – Nicobar Yamfly

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dioscorea (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919c), Dioscorea pentaphylla (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Dioscoreaceae). Smilax zeylanica (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Smilacaceae).

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 > Loxurini > Loxura

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., R. Lovalekar, G. Agavekar and Manoj P. 2021. Loxura atymnus (Stoll, 1780) – Yamfly. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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