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Talicada nyseus (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Red Pierrot

Subspecies in India:

(1) Talicada nyseus nyseus (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Indian Red Pierrot
(2) Talicada nyseus khasiana Swinhoe, 1893 – Khasi Red Pierrot

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Kalanchoe (Robinson et al. 2010), Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Kalanchoe calycinum (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918b; Robinson et al. 2010), Kalanchoe laciniata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bryophyllum delagoense (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Bryophyllum pinnatum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Crassulaceae).

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 > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Talicada

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. , H. Ogale and P. Kale. 2021. Talicada nyseus (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Red Pierrot. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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