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Parantica aglea (Stoll, [1782]) – Glassy Tiger

Subspecies in India:

(1) Parantica aglea aglea (Stoll, [1782]) – Coromandel Glassy Tiger
(2) Parantica aglea melanoides Moore, 1883 – Himalayan Glassy Tiger
(3) Parantica aglea melanoleuca Moore, 1877 – Andaman Glassy Tiger

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Calotropis gigantea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia bulbosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia lawii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cryptolepis dubia (Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora flexuosa (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1909a; 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., H. Ogale and M. Bhakare. 2021. Parantica aglea (Stoll, [1782]) – Glassy Tiger. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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