Drupadia scaeva (Hewitson, [1863]) - Blue Posy

Subspecies in India

(1) Drupadia scaeva cyara (Hewitson, 1878) – Himalayan Blue Posy

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

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Drupadia scaeva cyara - Himalayan Blue Posy



  The subspecies cyara is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
Butea monosperma (K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017), Pongamia pinnata (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.

 
Eliot, J. N. 1990. Notes on the genus Curetis Hübner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Tyō to Ga, 41:201–225.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Drupadia scaeva (Hewitson, [1863]) – Blue Posy. 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/drupadia-scaeva, accessed 2022/11/29.