Taractrocera maevius (Fabricius, 1793) - Grey-veined Grass Dart

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. The subspecies name, Taractrocera maevius sagara (Moore, [1866]), represents infrasubspecific variation. This is also known as the Common Grass Dart or Oriental Grass Dart.
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2354414172322
Kerala174
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra2243
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu132
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2221
Total2585921332942
Poaceae (K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017). The subspecies name, Taractrocera maeviussagara (Moore, [1866]), represents infrasubspecific variation.

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. Taractrocera maevius (Fabricius, 1793) – Grey-veined Grass Dart. 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/taractrocera-maevius, accessed 2022/12/02.