Graphium nomius (Esper, 1799) - Spot Swordtail

Subspecies in India

(1) Graphium nomius nomius (Esper, 1799) – Indian Spot Swordtail
(2) Graphium nomius swinhoei (Moore, 1878) – Indo-Chinese Spot Swordtail

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 Pradesh1121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam3
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat23
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka59221633
Kerala31611
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh38751
Maharashtra5482119201031
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112921
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh11
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1131
Total6543974515715311

Huberantha cerasoides (=Polyalthia cerasoides), Miliusa tomentosa, Miliusa velutina, Monoon longifolium (=Polyalthia longifolia) (Annonaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Graphium nomius (Esper, 1799) – Spot Swordtail. 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/graphium-nomius, accessed 2024/03/01.