Arhopala dodonaea (Moore, [1858]) - Pale Himalayan Oakblue

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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This species was earlier known only from SE Tibet (Mêdog County and Chayu County). The Indian distribution is based on Purnendu Roy's record from Anini, Upper Dibang Valley District, eastern Arunachal Pradesh, on 1987/07/28, and Krushnamegh Kunte's record from the Eaglenest WLS, West Kameng District, western Arunachal Pradesh, on 2015/06/25 (BOI-bu684 and BOI-bu685), reported here on 2015/08/15.
 
Appears to be local but common in forested areas of Arunachal Pradesh during the monsoon.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh6
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total72
Not known.
 

Huang, H. 1998. New Lycaenidae butterflies from the Tsangpo basin, S.E. Tibet. Supplement to "Research on the butterflies of the Namjagbarwa Region, S.E. Tibet" (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 98/4:499-508.
Huang, H. 2001. Report of H. Huang's 2000 expedition to SE. Tibet for Rhopalocera (Insecta, Lepidoptera).  Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 51:65-151.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Arhopala dodonaea (Moore, [1858]) – Pale Himalayan 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-dodonaea, accessed 2022/08/19.