Kaniska canace (Linnaeus, 1763) - Blue Admiral

Subspecies in India

(1) Kaniska canace canace (Linnaeus, 1763) – Chinese Blue Admiral
(2) Kaniska canace viridis Evans, 1924 – Sahyadri Blue Admiral

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh115
Assam112114
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh111112
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka114852
Kerala3216315825
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur111
Meghalaya2111
Mizoram
Nagaland112
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim121
Tamil Nadu111111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1321231
West Bengal
Total54649127411301312
Smilax (Robinson et al. 2010) Smilax zeylanica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Smilacaceae). Dioscorea (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dioscoreaceae) is also reported but needs verification.

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
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Page citation

Kunte, K., K. Saji & Manoj P 2022. Kaniska canace (Linnaeus, 1763) – Blue Admiral. 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/kaniska-canace, accessed 2022/08/12.