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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Catapaecilmini > Catapaecilma

Catapaecilma major Druce, 1895 – Common Tinsel

Subspecies in India:

(1) Catapaecilma major major Druce, 1895 – Himalayan Common Tinsel
(2) Catapaecilma major callone Fruhstorfer, 1915 – Sahyadri Common Tinsel

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Terminalia arjuna (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Terminalia paniculata (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919b; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Combretaceae). Mallotus nudiflorus(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017)(Euphorbiaceae). Lagerstroemia parviflora (Valappil et al. 2018) (Lythraceae). Ziziphus rugosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae).

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 > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Catapaecilmini > Catapaecilma


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Valappil, B., P. Churi and A. Soman. 2020. Catapaecilma major Druce, 1895 – Common Tinsel. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/631/Catapaecilma-major
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