Amblypodia anita Hewitson, 1862 - Purple Leaf Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Amblypodia anita dina Fruhstorfer, 1907 – Indian Purple Leaf Blue
(2) Amblypodia anita gigantea (Tytler, 1926) – Manipur Purple Leaf Blue
(3) Amblypodia anita andamanica (Riley, 1922) – Andaman Purple Leaf Blue

Conservation and Special status

  The subspecies kanjupkula is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species is historically known only from the Manipur and Naga Hills in NE India (Antram 1924; Evans 1932; Talbot 1947). The record (BOI-bt715) published here on 19 July 2015 represents the first record of this species from Western Arunachal Pradesh.
 
  The subspecies kanjupkula is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh131
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1141393
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa12
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka21111
Kerala1521312
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh226211
Maharashtra5324143112261548
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal4232215
Total603017101028165172758
Olax imbricata (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Olax scandens (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010).

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.

 
Antram, C. B. 1924. Butterflies of India. Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta (Kolkata).

Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd ed. Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay (Mumbai).
 
Talbot, G. 1947. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma: Butterflies, Vol. 2. Taylor and Francis, London.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Amblypodia anita Hewitson, 1862 – Purple Leaf Blue. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/amblypodia-anita, accessed 2022/08/11.