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Danaus genutia (Cramer, [1779]) – Striped Tiger

Subspecies in India:

(1) Danaus genutia genutia (Cramer, [1779]) – Oriental Striped Tiger

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Asclepias curassavica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia fantastica(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ceropegia hirsuta (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ceropegia intermedia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia lawii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia vincifolia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Cynanchum callialatum (Saji et al. 2018), Cynanchum dalhousiae (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cynanchum liukiuense (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Holostemma ada-kodien (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Marsdenia floribunda (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Marsdenia tinctoria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Marsdenia tomentosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Passularia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Raphistemma pulchellum (Moore 1890; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora flexuosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Raphistemma lemma (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae).

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:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., N. Shastri, M. Bhakare, P. Churi & A. Sengupta. 2021. Danaus genutia (Cramer, [1779]) – Striped Tiger. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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