Cigaritis ictis (Hewitson, 1865) - Common Shot Silverline

Subspecies in India

(1) Cigaritis ictis ictis (Hewitson, 1865) – Indian Common 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 listed under Cigaritis.

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 Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh2
Chhattisgarh212
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1193
Goa
Gujarat111111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh112
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka131763552625
Kerala112
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh12112511
Maharashtra2575971275213
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh13
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal111115
Total5101716171721172518717
Senna montana (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Senna siamea (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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

Anonymous 2024. Cigaritis ictis (Hewitson, 1865) – Common 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-ictis, accessed 2024/07/21.