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Idea malabarica (Moore, 1877) – Malabar Tree-Nymph

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Aganosma cymosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Parsonsia alboflavescens (Sushanth 2005) (Apocynaceae). A subspecies name, Idea malabarica kanarensis (Moore, [1890]), is sometimes listed but it represents infrasubspecific variation.

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 > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Idea

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., P. Kale, Prashanth S. N &  A. Sengupta. 2021. Idea malabarica (Moore, 1877) – Malabar Tree-Nymph. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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