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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Vagrantini > Phalanta

Phalanta phalantha (Drury, [1773]) – Common Leopard

Subspecies in India:

(1) Phalanta phalantha phalantha (Drury, [1773]) – Oriental Common Leopard

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Celastraceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Gymnosporia (Robinson et al. 2010), Gymnosporia bachmannii (Robinson et al. 2010) (Celastraceae). Dovyalis hebecarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Dovyalis (Robinson et al. 2010), Flacourtia (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Young 1907; Sevastopulo 1940; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Robinson et al. 2010), Flacourtia indica (Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Flacourtia jangomas (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Flacourtia montana (Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Populus (Robinson et al. 2010), Populus deltoids (Robinson et al. 2010), Salix (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Salix tetrasperma (Robinson et al. 2010), Xylosma longifolia (Kunte 2006) (Salicaceae). Androsace (Robinson et al. 2010) (Primulaceae). Smilax (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; 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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Vagrantini > Phalanta


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. , K. Kunte & A. Bora. 2020. Phalanta phalantha (Drury, [1773]) – Common Leopard. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/606/Phalanta-phalantha
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