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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Virachola

Virachola perse (Hewitson, [1863]) – Large Guava Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Virachola perse perse (Hewitson, [1863]) – Himalayan Large Guava Blue
(2) Virachola perse ghela (Fruhstorfer, [1912]) – Tamil Large Guava Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Catunaregam nutans (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Catunaregam spinosa (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rubiaceae).

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 > Deudorigini > Virachola

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H. 2021. Virachola perse (Hewitson, [1863]) – Large Guava Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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