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Neopithecops zalmora (Butler, [1870]) – Common Quaker

Subspecies in India:

(1) Neopithecops zalmora zalmora (Butler, [1870]) – Myanmar Common Quaker
(2) Neopithecops zalmora dharma (Moore, [1881]) – Sri Lankan Common Quaker
(3) Neopithecops zalmora andamanus Eliot & Kawazoé, 1983 – Andaman Common Quaker

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Glycosmis mauritiana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1916; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rutaceae).

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 > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Neopithecops

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., M. Bhakare, and S. Bose. 2021. Neopithecops zalmora (Butler, [1870]) – Common Quaker. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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