Virachola perse (Hewitson, [1863]) - Large Guava Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Virachola perse perse (Hewitson, [1863]) – Himalayan Large Guava Blue
(2) Virachola perse ghela (Fruhstorfer, [1912]) – Tamil Large Guava Blue

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 UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam21
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka5
Kerala1
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra16175113112223
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total212052113115323
Catunaregam nutans (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Catunaregam spinosa (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rubiaceae).

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 perse (Hewitson, [1863]) – Large 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-perse, accessed 2022/12/01.