Anthene lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) - Pointed Ciliate Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Anthene lycaenina lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) – Dakhan Pointed Ciliate Blue
(2) Anthene lycaenina lycambes (Hewitson, [1878]) – Himalayan Pointed Ciliate Blue
(3) Anthene lycaenina miya (Fruhstorfer, 1916) – Bornean Pointed Ciliate Blue

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam1111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2123
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand1
Karnataka1226182102631
Kerala2138523
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh131
Maharashtra141741111772432
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu1124
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal211111232
Total20199611224342454340
Buchanania axillaris (Bell 1918b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Buchanania cochinchinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Anacardiaceae). Bridelia retusa (Lovalekar et al. 2018) (Phyllanthaceae). Putranjiva roxburghii (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Putranjivaceae). Leucaena leucocephala (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Acacia nilotica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Acacia pennata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Dalbergia latifolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Moullava spicata (Bell 1918b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Pithecellobium dulce (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae). Ventilago denticulata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae). Allophylus cobbe (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Sapindaceae).

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.

 

Ankita Gupta, P. V. Churi, A. Sengupta & S. Mhatre 2014. Lycaenidae parasitoids from peninsular India with description of four new species of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) along with new insights on host relationships. Zootaxa 3827 (4): 439–470

Page citation

Lovalekar, R., S. Lokhande, M. Bhakare, K. Saji, P. Churi & Prashanth S. N. 2022. Anthene lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) – Pointed Ciliate 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/anthene-lycaenina, accessed 2022/08/12.