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Sarangesa dasahara (Moore, [1866]) – Common Small Flat

Subspecies in India:

(1) Sarangesa dasahara dasahara (Moore, [1866]) – Indian Common Small Flat. Several subspecies, including the Andamanese Sarangesa dasahara sandra Evans, 1949, have been described from India. Their taxonomic validity is questionable since the presumed subspecific variations are not geographically structured.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Asystasia (Bell 1924; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Blepharis asperrima (Bell 1924; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lepidagathis cuspidata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Acanthaceae).

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 > Hesperiidae > Pyrginae > Celaenorrhinini > Sarangesa

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K and A. Soman. 2021. Sarangesa dasahara (Moore, [1866]) – Common Small Flat. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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