Parantica aglea (Stoll, [1782]) - Glassy Tiger

Subspecies in India

(1) Parantica aglea aglea (Stoll, [1782]) – Coromandel Glassy Tiger
(2) Parantica aglea melanoides Moore, 1883 – Himalayan Glassy Tiger
(3) Parantica aglea melanoleuca Moore, 1877 – Andaman Glassy Tiger

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 UT311211
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh3222
Assam3211123312
Bihar
Chandigarh2
Chhattisgarh211
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1122
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2111
Jammu and Kashmir UT111
Jharkhand
Karnataka2231214523
Kerala311143135156
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra8188114132645291814
Manipur11
Meghalaya21111
Mizoram
Nagaland111
Odisha21
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1131
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1212
West Bengal21211
Total232316131520233266633524
Calotropis gigantea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia bulbosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ceropegia lawii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cryptolepis dubia (Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora flexuosa (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae).

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

Saji K., H. Ogale and M. Bhakare 2024. Parantica aglea (Stoll, [1782]) – Glassy Tiger. 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/parantica-aglea, accessed 2024/06/16.