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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Cupitha

Cupitha purreea (Moore, 1877) – Wax Dart

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Ehretia laevis (Bell 1926; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Boraginaceae). Combretum albidum (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Combretum ovalifolium (Bell 1926; Robinson et al. 2010), Combretum indicum (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Terminalia bellirica (Robinson et al. 2010), Terminalia paniculata (Bell 1926; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Combretaceae). Ehretia bellirica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Boraginaceae).

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:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Cupitha


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kalesh, S., K. Saji & A. Sengupta. 2020. Cupitha purreea (Moore, 1877) – Wax Dart. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/850/Cupitha-purreea
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