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 UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh6132
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat31
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka54388543121
Kerala1
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh112214
Maharashtra149661123416
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1121
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh22
Uttarakhand12
West Bengal311111
Total251111132412117561422
Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia catappa, Terminalia elliptica, Terminalia paniculata (Combretaceae). Hopea jucunda, Hopea ponga, Shorea robusta, Shorea roxburghii (Dipterocarpaceae). Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae). Lagerstroemia microcarpa, Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae). Syzygium caryophyllatum, Syzygium cumini (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 2024. Arhopala amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Large Oakblue. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/arhopala-amantes, accessed 2024/02/21.