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

Subspecies in India

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

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 UT11211
Andhra Pradesh21111
Arunachal Pradesh211
Assam2111171
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh52551163510
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi103
Goa
Gujarat1610712
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka146143115221327156
Kerala26143412514
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21323212
Maharashtra18864191321162025353
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu215212226
Tripura521
Uttar Pradesh11285
Uttarakhand41521
West Bengal4357823410862
Total292024336258766886878136
Atalantia buxifolia, Atalantia racemosa, Atalantia wightii, Chloroxylon swietenia, Citrus aurantiifolia, Citrus limon, Citrus maxima, Citrus medica, Citrus sinensis, Glycosmis mauritiana, Glycosmis pentaphylla, Limonia acidissima, Naringi crenulata (Rutaceae). Tilia (Malvaceae) and Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae) have also been reported but they are unusual larval host plants for this species.

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

Saji, K., A. Soman, S. Debnath 2024. Chilades lajus (Stoll, [1780]) – Lime Blue. 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/chilades-lajus, accessed 2024/06/18.