Jamides celeno (Cramer, [1775]) - Common Cerulean

Subspecies in India

(1) Jamides celeno celeno (Cramer, [1775]) – Oriental Common Cerulean
(2) Jamides celeno blairana Evans, 1925 – Andaman Common Cerulean
(3) Jamides celeno kinkurka Felder, 1862 – Car Nicobar Common Cerulean
(4) Jamides celeno nicevillei Evans, 1925 – Great Nicobar Common Cerulean

 

Taxonomic Information

The subspecies name, Jamides celeno aelianus (Fabricius, 1793), represents infrasubspecific variation.

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 UT2311
Andhra Pradesh2114
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam112214133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh33124182
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka8317211614987262014
Kerala1453645349131217
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh24124323
Maharashtra13153431172134398940
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1123
Tamil Nadu1111235
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh111
Uttarakhand131
West Bengal211115223
Total4324274330273539699515894

Abrus precatorius, Cajanus albicans, Butea monosperma, Phaseolus adenanthus, Pongamia pinnata, Saraca asoca, Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae). Heynea trijuga, Trichilia hirta, Trichilia trijuga (Meliaceae). Elettaria cardamomum (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., A. Soman, A. Sengupta, Manoj P., and K. Kunte. 2022. Jamides celeno (Cramer, [1775]) – Common Cerulean. 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/jamides-celeno, accessed 2022/12/04.