Tarucus balkanica (Freyer, 1844) - Little Tiger Pierrot

Subspecies in India

(1) Tarucus balkanica nigra Bethune-Baker, [1918] – Black-spotted Pierrot

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 Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam5
Bihar
Chandigarh722
Chhattisgarh11211
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi13
Goa
Gujarat41281531
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka2414114
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh254
Maharashtra32116911812241614
Manipur
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan3
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu2111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh21
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal11113118
Total5712373424371719103223
Ziziphus jujuba (Churi et al. 2018), Ziziphus nummularia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae).


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.

 

Ankita Gupta, P. V. Churi, A. Sengupta & S. Mhatre 2014. Lycaenidae parasitoids from peninsular India with description of four new species of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) along with new insights on host relationships. Zootaxa 3827 (4): 439–470.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Tarucus balkanica (Freyer, 1844) – Little Tiger Pierrot. 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/tarucus-balkanica, accessed 2024/07/16.