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Euploea sylvester (Fabricius, 1793) – Double-branded Crow

Subspecies in India:

(1) Euploea sylvester coreta (Godart, 1819) – Double-branded Black Crow
(2) Euploea sylvester hopei C. & R. Felder, [1865] – Cachar Double-branded Blue Crow
(3) Euploea sylvester harrisi C. & R. Felder, [1865] – Indo-Chinese Double-branded Blue Crow

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Cynanchum spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hoya spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ichnocarpus frutescens (Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Ficus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) Ficus exasperata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ficus microcarpa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ficus racemosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Moraceae).

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:
Sengupta, A., and H. Ogale. 2020. Euploea sylvester (Fabricius, 1793) – Double-branded Crow. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/972/Euploea-sylvester
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