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
Karnataka2354415192322
Kerala175
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra22531
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1132
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand
West Bengal2231
Total25295924353142

Grass spp. (Poaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Taractrocera maevius (Fabricius, 1793) – Grey-veined Grass Dart. 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/taractrocera-maevius, accessed 2024/07/16.