Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) - Dark Cerulean

Subspecies in India

(1) Jamides bochus bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Indian Dark Cerulean
(2) Jamides bochus nicobaricus de Nicéville, 1890 – Nicobar Dark Cerulean

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 Islands2
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1511
Assam1144311
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111111022171
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi2
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1129810111321627
Kerala8111119
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21121
Maharashtra837183111376101314
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim13212
Tamil Nadu111331
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal2532
Total314542293420401410222733
Abrus precatorius (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cajanus albicans (Kunte 2006), Butea monosperma (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Phaseolus adenanthus (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Pongamia pinnata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Saraca asoca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Heynea trijuga (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000;), Trichilia hirta (Robinson et al. 2010), Trichilia trijuga (Bell 1918a; Robinson et al. 2010) (Meliaceae). Elettaria cardamomum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Zingiberaceae). The subspecies name, Jamides celeno aelianus (Fabricius, 1793), represents infrasubspecific variation.

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., M. Bhakare, and P. Churi 2022. Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Dark 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-bochus, accessed 2022/08/15.