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Cupha erymanthis (Drury, [1773]) – Rustic

Subspecies in India:

(1) Cupha erymanthis maja Fruhstorfer, 1898 – Sahyadri Rustic
(2) Cupha erymanthis lotis (Sulzer, 1776) – Himalayan Rustic
(3) Cupha erymanthis andamanica Moore, [1900] – Andaman Rustic
(4) Cupha erymanthis nicobarica (C. Felder, 1862) – Nicobar Rustic

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Glochidion eriocarpum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Phyllantahceae). Flacourtia (Robinson et al. 2010), Flacourtia indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Flacourtia jangomas (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Flacourtia montana (Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Salicaceae).

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:
References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K and P. Kale. 2020. Cupha erymanthis (Drury, [1773]) – Rustic. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/798/Cupha-erymanthis
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