Cigaritis abnormis (Moore, [1884]) - Abnormal Silverline

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Taxonomic Information

This species is sometimes listed under the genus Spindasis. Recent phylogenetic work shows Spindasis to be embedded within Cigaritis, so this species is now listed under Cigaritis.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
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Madhya Pradesh
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Manipur
Meghalaya
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Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Terminalia (Bean 1968) (Combretaceae). Cassia fistula (Lovalekar et al. 2011), Entada (Bean 1968) (Fabaceae). Species of Spindasis, along with that of Apharitis, are often treated under Cigaritis following Heath (1997), but this needs to be confirmed with molecular phylogenetic analysis.

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.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cigaritis abnormis (Moore, [1884]) – Abnormal Silverline. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/spindasis-abnormis, accessed 2024/02/29.