Cigaritis syama (Horsfield, [1829]) - Club Silverline

Subspecies in India

(1) Cigaritis syama peguanus (Moore, 1884) – Pegu Club 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.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species is well known within the Indian Region from the Himalaya and NE India eastward, with sporadic records from Odisha. The image published on the Butterflies of India website (BOI-cm304) on 2017/09/14, extends the known distribution of this species well within central India. This is also the first record for Madhya Pradesh.
 

  The subspecies narasingha is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1721711
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram2
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total182111111411

Page citation

Kunte, K. 2024. Cigaritis syama (Horsfield, [1829]) – Club 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-syama, accessed 2024/07/21.