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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Leptotes

Leptotes plinius (Fabricius, 1793) – Zebra Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Leptotes plinius plinius (Fabricius, 1793) – Asian Zebra Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Abrus precatorius (K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017), Albizia lebbeck (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Dalbergia lanceolaria (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Indigofera (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Mimosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Sesbania bispinosa (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Dyerophytum indicum (Kunte 2006), Plumbago (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Plumbago auriculata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Plumbago zeylanica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Plumbaginaceae).

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 & P. Churi. 2020. Leptotes plinius (Fabricius, 1793) – Zebra Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/525/Leptotes-plinius
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