Christia vespertilionis

Red Butterfly Wing or Mariposa;

This is a widespread species in tropical South East Asia. It is thought to be native to Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Indonesia, China and possibly Myanmar. In Malaysia it is rare and and it is uncertain whether it is native. It is also widely introduced and found, for example, throughout India and also on Pacific and Caribbean islands such as Fiji and Jamaica.
This species is found in a variety of habitats from evergreen forests, dry forests on limestone, open grasslands, scrub, thickets, roadsides, seasides and secondary vegetation. It is also cultivated.
Citation:Chadburn, H. 2012. Christia vespertilionis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19892028A20042444. Downloaded on 18 February 2017.
on 17th July,08 at Gangajal Nursery in Nasik; at Shahpur, Mah., on 28 March '10; Request for ID: 150110-AK-1 - efloraofindia | Google Groups Christia vespertilionis- - efloraofindia | Google Groups