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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Arhopalini > Arhopala

Arhopala amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Large Oakblue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Arhopala amantes amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Lankan Large Oakblue
(2) Arhopala amantes apella (Swinhoe, 1886) – Vindhya Large Oakblue
(3) Arhopala amantes amatrix de Nicéville, 1891 – Myanmar Large Oakblue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Terminalia alata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia catappa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia elliptica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Terminalia paniculata (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000;), Terminalia tomentosa (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Combretaceae). Hopea jucunda (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hopea ponga (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Shorea robusta (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dipterocarpaceae). Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Lagerstroemia microcarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Lythraceae). Syzygium cumini (Ogale et al. 2018) (Myrtaceae).

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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Arhopalini > Arhopala

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H., P. Churi & B. Pareira. 2021. Arhopala amantes (Hewitson, 1862) – Large Oakblue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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