Subspecies in India
(1) Cirrochroa thais thais (Fabricius, 1787) - Sahyadri Yeoman
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The precise locality of recent sightings of this very rare species is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Very rare, known only from Manipur and Naga Hills in India before, and now from E. Arunachal Pradesh. Appears to be uncommon throughout its range, from NE India to Indo-China.
Information such as the precise locality is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT|
|Daman & Diu UT|
|Jammu and Kashmir UT|
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.
Anonymous 2023. Cirrochroa thais (Fabricius, 1787) – Tamil Yeoman. 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/cirrochroa-thais, accessed 2023/12/06.