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Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Dark Cerulean

Subspecies in India:

(1) Jamides bochus bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Indian Dark Cerulean
(2) Jamides bochus nicobaricus de Nicéville, 1890 – Nicobar Dark Cerulean

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Abrus precatorius (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cajanus albicans (Kunte 2006), Butea monosperma (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Phaseolus adenanthus (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Pongamia pinnata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Saraca asoca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Heynea trijuga (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000;), Trichilia hirta (Robinson et al. 2010), Trichilia trijuga (Bell 1918a; Robinson et al. 2010) (Meliaceae). Elettaria cardamomum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Zingiberaceae). The subspecies name, Jamides celeno aelianus (Fabricius, 1793), represents infrasubspecific variation.

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.

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

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., M. Bhakare, and P. Churi. 2020. Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Dark Cerulean. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/505/Jamides-bochus
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