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Elymnias hypermnestra (Linnaeus, 1763) – Common Palmfly

Subspecies in India:

(1) Elymnias hypermnestra undularis (Drury, 1773) – Himalayan Common Palmfly
(2) Elymnias hypermnestra cottonis (Hewitson, 1874) – Andaman Common Palmfly. This taxon was previously treated as a species, Elymnias cottonis (Hewitson, 1874) – Andaman Palmfly, but is now treated as a subspecies of Elymnias hypermnestra (Wei et al. 2017).

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Gupta, A., and B. Pereira. 2012. A new species of Glyptapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae), a larval parasitoid of Elymnias hypermnestra (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), along with some new host records of parasitoids from Peninsular India. Zootaxa, 3227: 54–63.

Wei, C.-H., D. J. Lohman, D. Peggie, and S.-H. Yen. 2017. An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). ZooKeys, 676:47–152.

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Das, R. P., P. Churi, and S. Debnath. 2020. Elymnias hypermnestra (Linnaeus, 1763) – Common Palmfly. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.74. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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