Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) - Common Gull

Subspecies in India

(1) Cepora nerissa nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Chinese Common Gull
(2) Cepora nerissa phryne (Fabricius, 1775) – Dakhan Common Gull
(3) Cepora nerissa dapha (Moore, 1878) – Indo-Chinese Common Gull
(4) Cepora nerissa lichenosa (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Common Gull

Conservation and Special status

  The subspecies dapha is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  The subspecies dapha is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT111211
Andhra Pradesh113211
Arunachal Pradesh322
Assam11
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh31611122
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi112212519432
Goa
Gujarat1113712
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka5245839179917811
Kerala141562227
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11114
Maharashtra1526167919211415273620
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland121
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan113
Sikkim332
Tamil Nadu12133367
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh19312310
Uttarakhand1211
West Bengal118102512212
Total253431315396654057676461
Cadaba fruticosa, Capparis aphylla, Capparis baducca, Capparis brevispina, Capparis cleghornii, Capparis decidua, Capparis heydeana, Capparis sepiaria, Capparis zeylanica, Crateva adansonii, Maerua oblongifolia (Capparaceae) (Nitin et al. 2018; Robinson et al. 2010).

Key References:

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.
 
Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.

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

Page citation

Saji K., H. Ogale, and R. P. Mahajan 2023. Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Gull. 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/cepora-nerissa, accessed 2023/09/28.