Chilades pandava (Horsfield, [1829]) - Plains Cupid

Subspecies in India

(1) Chilades pandava pandava (Horsfield, [1829]) – Oriental Plains Cupid
 

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 Islands11117
Andhra Pradesh2111242222
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1111
Bihar1
Chandigarh1131
Chhattisgarh27111122
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi11111221531414
Goa
Gujarat6143128152124
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1111
Jharkhand
Karnataka9110181771273231612
Kerala1231131024225
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1322
Maharashtra34038758710101399
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha51
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu511
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh2145111
Uttarakhand112113
West Bengal1210949632282211
Total235672565736794680717259
Cycadaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Cycas (Bell 1918a), Cycas circinalis (Robinson et al. 2010), Cycas revoluta (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), (Cycadaceae). Acacia (Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia nilotica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Bauhinia divaricata (Robinson et al. 2010) Bauhinia vahlii (Robinson et al. 2010), Bauhinia variegata (Robinson et al. 2010), Butea monosperma (Robinson et al. 2010) Caesalpinia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Moullava spicata (Davidson et al. 1896), Saraca asoca (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Xylia xylocarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Schleichera oleosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Sapindaceae). Desmodium dalbergioides (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae).

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, P. Churi, and A. Mitra 2022. Chilades pandava (Horsfield, [1829]) – Plains Cupid. 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-pandava, accessed 2022/08/11.