Jamides alecto (C. Felder, 1860) - Metallic Cerulean

Subspecies in India

(1) Jamides alecto eurysaces Fruhstorfer, 1915 – Himalayan Metallic Cerulean
(2) Jamides alecto fusca Evans, 1932 – Andaman Metallic Cerulean
(3) Jamides alecto kondulana Felder, 1862 – Nicobar Metallic Cerulean

Conservation and Special status

  kondulana, which is often treated as a subspecies of alecto, is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  kondulana, which is often treated as a subspecies of alecto, is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh3
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam14211
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11212831
Kerala143533
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra12210951
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1581115
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal122
Total378491462223165

Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma aeruginosa, Elettaria cardamomum, Hedychium coronarium, Zingiber zerumbet (Zingiberaceae).

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

Saji, K. and K. Kunte 2022. Jamides alecto (C. Felder, 1860) – Metallic Cerulean. 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/jamides-alecto, accessed 2022/12/02.