Freyeria putli (Kollar, [1844]) - Black-spotted Grass Jewel

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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 Pradesh222135
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh23411127
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1147
Goa
Gujarat35211172133
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka341411611181516
Kerala11111425
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh3117
Maharashtra13151243217102015
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan22
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu21311148
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh141
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal213211
Total222217281225301429466486

Heliotropium indicum, Heliotropium strigosum, Trichodesma indicum (Boraginaceae). Crotalaria filipes, Crotalaria hebecarpa, Indigofera spp., Indigofera astragalinaIndigofera linifolia, Indigofera linnaei, Lotus corniculatus, Pisum sativum, Rhynchosia minima, Tephrosia pumila (Rajesh Prabhakar Mahajan pers. obs. 2020), Zornia diphylla (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Firoz, A. K., Haneesh K. M., K. Saji, and R. P. Mahajan 2024. Freyeria putli (Kollar, [1844]) – Black-spotted Grass Jewel. 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/freyeria-putli, accessed 2024/02/28.