Choaspes benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) - Common Awlking

Subspecies in India

(1) Choaspes benjaminii benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Sahyadri Common Awlking
(2) Choaspes benjaminii japonica (Murray, 1875) – Oriental Common Awlking
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1216114
Kerala11613
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu2152
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total111621121963

Meliosma arnottiana, Meliosma pinnata, Meliosma simplicifolia (Meliosmaceae). Sabia campanulata (Sabiaceae).
Buddleja (Buddlejaceae) has also been reported but needs verification.

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

Kunte, K., S. Kalesh and Manoj P 2024. Choaspes benjaminii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) – Common Awlking. 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/choaspes-benjaminii, accessed 2024/04/25.