Arhopala amantes (Hewitson, 1862) - Large Oakblue

Subspecies in India

(1) Arhopala amantes amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Lankan Large Oakblue
(2) Arhopala amantes apella (Swinhoe, 1886) – Vindhya Large Oakblue
(3) Arhopala amantes amatrix de Nicéville, 1891 – Myanmar Large Oakblue

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
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh4132
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat31
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka52388532121
Kerala1
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh12214
Maharashtra108661123414
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu121
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand12
West Bengal111111
Total1999112112106461419
Terminalia alata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia catappa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia elliptica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Terminalia paniculata (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000;), Terminalia tomentosa (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Combretaceae). Hopea jucunda (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hopea ponga (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Shorea robusta (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dipterocarpaceae). Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Lagerstroemia microcarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Lythraceae). Syzygium cumini (Ogale et al. 2018) (Myrtaceae).

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

Anonymous 2022. Arhopala amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Large Oakblue. 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/arhopala-amantes, accessed 2022/08/12.