Chilades lajus (Stoll, [1780]) - Lime Blues

Subspecies in India

(1) Chilades lajus lajus (Stoll, [1780]) – Indian Lime Blue
 

Conservation and Special status

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


  The subspecies annada is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands11211
Andhra Pradesh21111
Arunachal Pradesh21
Assam2111171
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh42451162510
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi93
Goa
Gujarat1610712
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka14192112151017134
Kerala26143412514
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11323212
Maharashtra1363415820162025332
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu214211216
Tripura521
Uttar Pradesh1174
Uttarakhand151
West Bengal4354721310862
Total241820244943655980747532
Atalantia buxifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Atalantia racemosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Atalantia wightii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Chloroxylon swietenia (Kunte 2010), Citrus (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus aurantiifolia (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus limon (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus maxima (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus medica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Citrus sinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Glycosmis mauritiana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Kunte 2006), Limonia acidissima (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Naringi crenulata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Rutaceae). Tilia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Malvaceae). Mangifera indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Anacardiaceae) has also been reported but is unlikely.

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. Chilades lajus (Stoll, [1780]) – Lime Blues. 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/chilades-lajus, accessed 2022/08/12.