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Appias indra (Moore, [1858]) – Plain Puffin

Subspecies in India:

(1) Appias indra indra (Moore, [1858]) – Himalayan Plain Puffin
(2) Appias indra shiva (Swinhoe, 1885) – Sahyadri Plain Puffin

  The subspecies shiva is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Drypetes oblongifolia (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Putranjiva roxburghii (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010) (Putranjivaceae).

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:
  The subspecies shiva is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Pieridae > Pierinae > Pierini > Appias


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P. 2020. Appias indra (Moore, [1858]) – Plain Puffin. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.85. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/691/Appias-indra
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