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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Pieridae > Coliadinae > Catopsilia

Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Mottled Emigrant

Subspecies in India:

(1) Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia javanica (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ormocarpum cochinchinense (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna obtusifolia (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna occidentalis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Senna sophera (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna sulfurea (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania bispinosa (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania grandiflora (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania sesban (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Gnidia glauca (Kunte 2006) (Thymelaeaceae).

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 > Pieridae > Coliadinae > Catopsilia

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., M. Bhakare, S. Debnath. 2021. Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Mottled Emigrant. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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