Telicota colon (Fabricius, 1775) - Pale Palm-Dart

Subspecies in India

(1) Telicota colon colon (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Pale Palm-Dart
(2) Telicota colon stinga Evans, 1949 – Malayan Pale Palm-Dart
(3) Telicota colon kala (Evans, 1934) – Andaman Pale Palm-Dart
 

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
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi2
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka14411211
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra2222434113
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1121
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal111
Total32227447811155

Bambusa spp., Bambusa vulgaris (=Bambusa striata), Cenchrus americanus (=Pennisetum glaucum), Ochlandra travancorica, Oryza spp., Phragmites karka, Saccharum spp., Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae).

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. Telicota colon (Fabricius, 1775) – Pale Palm-Dart. 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/telicota-colon, accessed 2024/02/21.