Euploea sylvester (Fabricius, 1793) - Double-branded Crow

Subspecies in India

(1) Euploea sylvester coreta (Godart, 1819) – Double-branded Black Crow
(2) Euploea sylvester hopei C. & R. Felder, [1865] – Cachar Double-branded Blue Crow
(3) Euploea sylvester harrisi C. & R. Felder, [1865] – Indo-Chinese Double-branded Blue Crow

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  The subspecies gafuri is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh4111
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka9946185611542
Kerala722112
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1141
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu113162141
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1571
Total73101454292661622116
Cynanchum spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hoya spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ichnocarpus frutescens (Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Ficus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) Ficus exasperata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ficus microcarpa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ficus racemosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Moraceae).

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. Euploea sylvester (Fabricius, 1793) – Double-branded Crow. 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/euploea-sylvester, accessed 2024/03/02.