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Tagiades litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Water Snow Flat

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tagiades litigiosa litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Sylhet Water Snow Flat
(2) Tagiades litigiosa andamanica Evans, 1932 – Andaman Water Snow Flat

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dioscorea alata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Dioscorea oppositifolia (Bell 1923a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Dioscorea pentaphylla (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Dioscorea wallichii (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Dioscoreaceae). Shorea roxburghii (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dipterocarpaceae). Smilax (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (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 > Hesperiidae > Pyrginae > Tagiadini > Tagiades


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K.,  K. Kunte ,  T. Karmakar & Manoj P. 2020. Tagiades litigiosa Möschler, 1878 – Water Snow Flat. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/663/Tagiades-litigiosa
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