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Tagiades japetus (Stoll, [1781]) – Common Snow Flat

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tagiades japetus obscurus Mabille, 1877 – Dravidian Common Snow Flat
(2) Tagiades japetus ravi (Moore, [1866]) – Himalayan Common Snow Flat
(3) Tagiades japetus ravina Fruhstorfer, 1910 – Andaman Common Snow Flat
(4) Tagiades japetus carnica Evans, 1934 – Car Nicobar Common Snow Flat
(5) Tagiades japetus nankowra Evans, 1934 – Central Nicobar Common Snow Flat
(6) Tagiades japetus helferi C. Felder, 1862 – Little Nicobar Common Snow Flat

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dioscorea oppositifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Dioscorea wallichii (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dioscoreaceae).

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:
Lokhande, S., and S. Debnath. 2020. Tagiades japetus (Stoll, [1781]) – Common Snow Flat. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/934/Tagiades-japetus
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