Iraota timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) - Silverstreak Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Iraota timoleon timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) – Oriental Silverstreak Blue
(2) Iraota timoleon arsaces Fruhstorfer, 1907 – Dakhan Silverstreak Blue

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh22
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1326222
Kerala11191
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh131
Maharashtra147129121632
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu23
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh21
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal13118
Total199103153892362141
Punica granatum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Lythraceae). Ficus benghalensis (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ficus racemosa (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919a; Robinson et al. 2010;), Ficus religiosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ficus tsjahela (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Moraceae).

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. Iraota timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) – Silverstreak Blue. 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/iraota-timoleon, accessed 2022/08/13.