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Arhopala centaurus (Fabricius, 1775) – Centaur Oakblue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Arhopala centaurus pirama (Moore, [1881]) – Tamil Centaur Oakblue
(2) Arhopala centaurus pirithous (Moore, [1884]) – Bengal Centaur Oakblue
(3) Arhopala centaurus coruscans Wood-Mason and de Nicéville, 1880 – Andaman Centaur Oakblue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Terminalia alata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia paniculata (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia tomentosa (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Combretaceae). Hopea (Davidson et al. 1896; Robinson et al. 2010;) Hopea ponga (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Dipterocarpaceae). Xylia xylocarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Lagerstroemia (Robinson et al. 2010), Lagerstroemia microcarpa (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Lythraceae). Schleichera oleosa (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Sapindaceae).

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.

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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Arhopalini > Arhopala


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2020. Arhopala centaurus (Fabricius, 1775) – Centaur Oakblue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.90. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/546/Arhopala-centaurus
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