Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) - Pale Grass Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Pseudozizeeria maha maha (Kollar, [1844])– Himalayan Pale Grass Blue
(2) Pseudozizeeria maha ossa (Swinhoe, 1885) – Dakhan Pale Grass 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 Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh1116232
Assam1313814133
Bihar
Chandigarh12
Chhattisgarh183122111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi294342162
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana25
Himachal Pradesh21221112
Jammu and Kashmir UT3
Jharkhand
Karnataka1376481513218301713
Kerala212411
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh22110121
Maharashtra1222231524
Manipur1
Meghalaya111
Mizoram12
Nagaland1511
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab12
Rajasthan1
Sikkim12857221
Tamil Nadu11211
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh34441311
Uttarakhand22525414322
West Bengal44713184331317
Total251729677143424081713336
Nelsonia canescens (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Strobilanthes (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Tephrosia purpurea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Tephrosia subtriflora (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Oxalidaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

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 2024. Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) – Pale Grass Blue. 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/pseudozizeeria-maha, accessed 2024/05/24.