Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) - Mottled Emigrant

Subspecies in India

(1) Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Mottled Emigrant

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 UT11111
Andhra Pradesh117233
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam111211222
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1124512671
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi2181761
Goa
Gujarat1121120591
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka13104121914331228183
Kerala6941721
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh211141
Maharashtra624355913371556
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab2
Rajasthan1111
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu121323252
Tripura291
Uttar Pradesh1231177
Uttarakhand141972
West Bengal51312241137
Total147192144526286111886325

Cassia fistula, Cassia javanica (=Cassia renigera), Ormocarpum cochinchinense, Senna alata, Senna auriculata, Senna obtusifolia, Senna occidentalis, Senna sophera, Senna sulfurea, Senna tora, Sesbania spp., Sesbania bispinosa, Sesbania grandiflora, Sesbania sesban (Fabaceae). Lasiosiphon glaucus (=Gnidia glauca) (Thymelaeaceae).

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

Saji K., M. Bhakare & S. Debnath 2024. Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Mottled Emigrant. 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/catopsilia-pyranthe, accessed 2024/05/22.