Subspecies in India
This species, which is also known as the Bicolour Ace, was traditionally treated as a species under the genus Sovia, as Sovia hyrtacus, but was recently moved to the newly raised genus, Halpemorpha Huang, Fan & Chiba, 2019 (Huang et al. 2019).
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
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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.
Saji, K., B. Valappil, and K. Kunte 2023. Halpemorpha hyrtacus (de Nicéville, 1897) – White-branded Ace. 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/halpemorpha-hyrtacus, accessed 2023/11/28.