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Tarucus nara (Kollar, 1848) – Striped Pierrot

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. Two junior synonyms of nara appear commonly in older literature: Tarucus extricatus Butler, 1886 (Rounded Pierrot), and Tarucus alteratus Moore, 1882 (Rusty Pierrot). Tarucus bengalensis Bethune-Baker, 1917 may prove to be yet another synonym for nara.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Ziziphus jujuba (Sevastopulo 1941; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Ziziphus nummularia (Bhakare et al. 2018) (Rhamnaceae).

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 > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Tarucus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M., A. Soman, R. P. Das & P. Churi. 2021. Tarucus nara (Kollar, 1848) – Striped Pierrot. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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