Discolampa ethion (Westwood, [1851]) - Banded Blue Pierrot

Subspecies in India

(1) Discolampa ethion ethion (Westwood, [1851]) – Oriental Banded Blue Pierrot
(2) Discolampa ethion airavati (Doherty, 1886) – Nicobar Banded Blue Pierrot

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 Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam12114
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11693642
Kerala1131625747
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra233
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram111
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1312
Tripura112
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3224410918521215
Ziziphus jujuba (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Ziziphus oenopolia (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus xylopyrus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rhamnaceae).

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.

 

Bruna, C.D., E. Gallo & V. Sbordoni (2000). Guide to the Butterflies of the Palearctic Region, Satyridae. Part 2. Milan: Omnes Artes, 2000, 58pp.

Page citation

Saji K., Manoj P & Prashanth S. N 2022. Discolampa ethion (Westwood, [1851]) – Banded Blue Pierrot. 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/discolampa-ethion, accessed 2022/08/12.