Freyeria trochylus (Freyer, 1845) - Orange-spotted Grass Jewel

Subspecies in India

(1) Freyeria trochylus orientalis Forster, 1980 – Asian Orange-spotted Grass Jewel. This was earlier listed as the nominotypical subspecies Freyeria trochylus trochylus (Freyer, 1845), which largely occurs in Africa. However, specimens from India match the description of Freyeria trochylus orientalis, described from Nepal, hence the Indian populations are now listed under this new subspecies.
 

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

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2146132324
Kerala22131
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra112111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu371
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal
Total64213111436416

 

Heliotropium strigosum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Boraginaceae). Crotalaria hebecarpa (Kunte 2006), Indigofera (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Lotus corniculatus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Pisum sativum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Rhynchosia minima (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Vicia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Zornia diphylla (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (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, 10:11495–11550.

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

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Freyeria trochylus (Freyer, 1845) – Orange-spotted Grass Jewel. 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/freyeria-trochylus, accessed 2022/08/15.