Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) - Sahyadri Birdwing

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Taxonomic Information

This species is also known as the Southern Birdwing.

Conservation and Special status

This is the State Butterfly of Karnataka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa111
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka122115625
Kerala2227931514629
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2212965
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total56237113920231831
Aristolochia griffithii, Aristolochia indica, Aristolochia tagala, Bragantia wallichii (=Thottea wallichii), Thottea siliquosa (Aristolochiaceae).

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

Saji K., P. Churi, Manoj P., Haneesh K. M., P. Hulamani, and Nitin R 2022. Troides minos (Cramer, [1779]) – Sahyadri Birdwing. 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/troides-minos, accessed 2022/12/02.