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

 

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 Islands2311
Andhra Pradesh2114
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam112214133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh33124182
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka8214201614977251814
Kerala1353645348131217
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh24124323
Maharashtra13153431172134368640
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1123
Tamil Nadu1111235
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh111
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal21115223
Total4223244230273438688815394
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., A. Soman, A. Sengupta and Manoj P 2022. Jamides celeno (Cramer, [1775]) – Common 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-celeno, accessed 2022/08/19.