Subspecies in India
No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the South Indian Blue Oakleaf.
This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
This species has been referred to as "Southern Blue Oakleaf" in some recent books. This is a slight misnomer since the species is endemic to the Western Ghats, it does not occur elsewhere in southern India.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT|
|Daman & Diu UT|
|Jammu and Kashmir UT|
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.
Anonymous 2023. Kallima horsfieldii (Kollar, ) – Sahyadri Blue Oakleaf. 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/kallima-horsfieldii, accessed 2023/09/21.