Graphium teredon (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) - Narrow-banded Bluebottle

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. Until recently, it was treated as a subspecies of Graphium sarpedon Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Bluebottle. Further notes on this taxonomic change will be added here later.
 

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
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat2
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka12553323724
Kerala32214167410
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra7431031244619
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu221
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1188151145823191333

Miliusa tomentosa (Annonaceae). Alseodaphne spp., Alseodaphne owdenii, Alseodaphne semecarpifolia, Camphora officinalis, Cinnamomum spp., Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum macrocarpum, Cinnamomum malabathrum, Cinnamomum micranthum, Cinnamomum tamala, Cinnamomum verum, Litsea glutinosa (=Litsea sebifera), Machilus glaucescens (=Persea macrantha), Machilus odoratissimus (Lauraceae). Magnolia doltsopa (Magnoliaceae). Geijera salicifolia (Rutaceae).
Some of these records may in fact belong to Graphium sarpedon, and need to be verified.

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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Graphium teredon (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) – Narrow-banded Bluebottle. 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/graphium-teredon, accessed 2024/07/16.