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Phaedyma columella (Cramer, [1780]) – Short-banded Sailer

Subspecies in India:

(1) Phaedyma columella nilgirica (Moore, [1889]) – Dakhan Short-banded Sailer
(2) Phaedyma columella ophiana (Moore, 1872) – Sikkim Short-banded Sailer
(3) Phaedyma columella binghami Fruhstorfer, 1905 – Nicobar Short-banded Sailer

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dalbergia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Pueraria tuberosa (Bagli & Churi 2018) (Fabaceae). Gmelina arborea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Lamiaceae). Hibiscus mutabilis (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Malvaceae).

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:
Churi, P. and K. Bagli. 2021. Phaedyma columella (Cramer, [1780]) – Short-banded Sailer. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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