Cigaritis elima (Moore, 1877) - Scarce Shot Silverline

Subspecies in India

(1) Cigaritis elima elima (Moore, 1877) – Indian Scarce Shot Silverline
(2) Cigaritis elima uniformis (Moore, 1882) – West Himalayan Scarce Shot Silverline

Taxonomic Information

This species is sometimes listed under the genus Spindasis. Recent phylogenetic work shows Spindasis to be embedded within Cigaritis, so this species is now treated under Cigaritis.

Conservation and Special status

  The subspecies elima is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  The subspecies elima is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka22
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal111113
Total12111224116
Unknown.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cigaritis elima (Moore, 1877) – Scarce Shot Silverline. 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/Cigaritis-elima, accessed 2024/07/21.