Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) - Small Cupid

Subspecies in India

(1) Chilades parrhasius parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) – Parrhasius Small Cupid
(2) Chilades parrhasius minuta (Evans, 1932) – Sindh Small 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 Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh251
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi12411
Goa
Gujarat22122241
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1545161718112562
Kerala151
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra417225710117221
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan142
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11121
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh131
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total161626412939272020297
Acacia (Kunte 2000), Acacia nilotica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Dichrostachys cinerea (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (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

Anonymous 2023. Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) – Small Cupid. 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-parrhasius, accessed 2023/12/05.