A first report of the Broad-Tail Royal Creon cleobis Godart, 1824 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and its host plant from Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve of the southern Western Ghats, India

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Raveendran Lekshmi
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9905-3927

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The lycaenid butterfly Broad-tail Royal Creon cleobis is being reported for the first time from Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.  Adults were observed within the elevations of 1,000–1,350 m in November 2014.  The eggs, larva and pupa were found on Helixanthera intermedia, an endemic parasitic plant found in the southern Western Ghats.  Based on field observations and literature review, the peak occurrence of this butterfly seems to be during the months September–November.

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Lekshmi, R. 2017. A first report of the Broad-Tail Royal Creon cleobis Godart, 1824 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and its host plant from Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve of the southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 5 (May 2017), 10240–10241. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3231.9.5.10240-10241.
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Raveendran Lekshmi, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry 605014, India

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Department of Ecology & Environmental Science

Pondicherry University

Puducherry -605014

India

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