Tirumala limniace (Cramer, [1775]) - Blue Tiger

Subspecies in India

(1) Tirumala limniace exoticus (Gmélin, 1790) – Oriental Blue Tiger

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 UT1
Andhra Pradesh221212415
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam11312
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1133824341
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT111
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi223571
Goa1
Gujarat11213
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand1
Karnataka523973771052
Kerala222319512383
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1412231
Maharashtra139171554333639402533
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu22121
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh2111
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal5421035863161310
Total2916254335416376145875058

Asclepias curassavica, Calotropis, Calotropis gigantea, Calotropis procera, Cosmostigma cordatum, Heterostemma spp., Holarrhena pubescens, Hoya, Marsdenia tenacissima, Tylophora indica, Wattakaka volubilis, Vallaris solanacea (Apocynaceae). Saccharum and Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae) have also been recorded, in error.

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 & Manoj P. 2024. Tirumala limniace (Cramer, [1775]) – Blue Tiger. 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/tirumala-limniace, accessed 2024/02/29.