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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Iolaini > Pratapa

Pratapa deva (Moore, [1858]) – White Tufted Royal

Subspecies in India:

(1) Pratapa deva deva (Moore, [1858]) – Indian White Tufted Royal
(2) Pratapa deva lila Moore, [1884] – Sylhet White Tufted Royal

  This species 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:
Dendrophthoe falcata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Loranthus (Davidson et al. 1895; Bell 1919a; Sevastopulo 1938; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Robinson et al. 2010), Loranthus longiflorus (W. Mackinnon & de Nicéville 1898; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Loranthus tomentosus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Scurrula parasitica (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Loranthaceae).

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:

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Iolaini > Pratapa


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Karmakar, T. and P. Churi. 2020. Pratapa deva (Moore, [1858]) – White Tufted Royal. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.75. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/711/Pratapa-deva
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