Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) - Orange-crowned Cupid

Subspecies in India

(1) Everes lacturnus assamica Tytler, 1915 – Assam Orange-crowned Cupid
(2) Everes lacturnus pila Evans, [1925] – Nicobar Orange-crowned Cupid
(3) Everes lacturnus syntala Cantlie, 1963 – Dakhan Orange-crowned Cupid

This species is also known as the Indian Cupid.
 

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 Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh13
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka2152
Kerala4431121216
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra22311946211816
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT1
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112453
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal41
Total2971717111037692637
Lotus corniculatus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae).

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, 10:11495–11550.

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

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) – Orange-crowned Cupid. 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/everes-lacturnus, accessed 2024/05/22.