Kallima inachus (Doyère, [1840]) - Orange Oakleaf

Subspecies in India

(1) Kallima inachus inachus (Doyère, [1840]) – Himalayan Orange Oakleaf

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh413311295
Assam1852331
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh141
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11111
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh131
Maharashtra1
Manipur1
Meghalaya351113
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim13137111
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11123
West Bengal1
Total217161359142020111
LHP not reported from the Western Ghats. Elsewhere, it is known to feed on Strobilanthes, Strobilanthes capitata (Acanthaceae), Persicaria orientalis (Polygonaceae), Prunus persica (Rosaceae) and Girardinia diversifolia (Urticaceae).

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

Chandrasekharan VK. 2024. Kallima inachus (Doyère, [1840]) – Orange Oakleaf. 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/kallima-inachus, accessed 2024/02/21.