Virachola isocrates (Fabricius, 1793) - Common Guava Blue

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Conservation and Special status

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2511
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka8241513446
Kerala113
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh221
Maharashtra14512734113321
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1111124
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal231131115
Total27573814111558111239
Tamarindus indica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Strychnos nux-vomica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Loganiaceae). Punica (Robinson et al. 2010), Punica granatum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Lythraceae). Psidium guajava (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Myrtaceae). Eriobotrya japonica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Malus pumila (Robinson et al. 2010), Prunus dulcis (Robinson et al. 2010), Prunus persica (Robinson et al. 2010), Pyrus communis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Rosaceae). Catunaregam nutans (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Catunaregam spinosa (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Gardenia gummifera (Robinson et al. 2010), Gardenia latifolia (Bell 1920; Robinson et al. 2010), Randia (Robinson et al. 2010), Tamilnadia uliginosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rubiaceae). Citrus (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus x aurantium (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus sinensis (Robinson et al. 2010), Limonia acidissima (Robinson et al. 2010), Limonia elephantum (Robinson et al. 2010), Naringi crenulata (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rutaceae).

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

Anonymous 2022. Virachola isocrates (Fabricius, 1793) – Common Guava Blue. 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/virachola-isocrates, accessed 2022/08/11.