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Athyma selenophora (Kollar, [1844]) – Staff Sergeant

Subspecies in India:

(1) Athyma selenophora selenophora (Kollar, [1844]) – West Himalayan Staff Sergeant
(2) Athyma selenophora kanara (Evans, 1924) – Sahyadri Staff Sergeant
(3) Athyma selenophora bahula Moore, 1858 – Sylhet Staff Sergeant

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Haldina cordifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Mussaenda philippica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rubiaceae).

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 > Limenitidinae > Limenitidini > Athyma

Cite this page along with its URL as:
K. Saji. 2021. Athyma selenophora (Kollar, [1844]) – Staff Sergeant. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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