Athyma inara Westwood, 1850 - Colour Sergeant

Subspecies in India

(1) Athyma inara inara Westwood, 1850 – Himalayan Colour Sergeant

Taxonomic Information

This is often treated, in error, as a subspecies of Athyma nefte (Cramer, 1780).

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 Pradesh311
Assam162215864
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh4121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka12425
Kerala104223
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra821414311
Manipur
Meghalaya133
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura511
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal33
Total3151211132512362419

Glochidion lanceolarium, Glochidion heyneanum, Glochidion zeylanicum (Phyllanthaceae). Mussaenda frondosa (Rubiaceae).

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., H. Ogale, S. Debnath, and M. Mandal 2024. Athyma inara Westwood, 1850 – Colour Sergeant. 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/athyma-inara, accessed 2024/03/01.