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Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Mime

Subspecies in India:

(1) Papilio clytia clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Oriental Common Mime
(2) Papilio clytia flavolimbatus Oberthür, 1879 – Andaman Common Mime

  The form commixtus is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Alseodaphne semecarpifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cinnamomum (Robinson et al. 2010), Cinnamomum camphora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum macrocarpum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum malabatrum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cinnamomum tamala (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Cinnamomum verum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Clausena spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017),Litsea deccanensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Litsea glutinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Persea gamblei (Robinson et al. 2010), Ocotea lancifolia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Lauraceae). Sarcosperma arboretum (Robinson et al. 2010) (Sapotaceae).

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:

  The form commixtus is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Papilionini > Papilio


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., R. Lovalekar, and G. Agavekar. 2020. Papilio clytia Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Mime. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/601/Papilio-clytia
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