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
 

Conservation and Special status

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands11111
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam6355123331
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1125321466574
Kerala3
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya42
Mizoram2
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu113
Tripura1511
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal4317126
Total1348189215814192817
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.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Tagiades japetus (Stoll, [1781]) – Common Snow Flat. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/tagiades-japetus, accessed 2022/05/27.