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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Acytolepis

Acytolepis puspa (Horsfield, [1828]) – Common Hedge Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Acytolepis puspa gisca (Fruhstorfer, 1910) – Himalayan Common Hedge Blue
Three other names are commonly listed as subspecies of puspa: felderi Toxopeus, 1927, cyanescens (de Nicéville, 1890), and prominens (de Nicéville, 1890). The southern Indian population is often given under the subspecies name felderi, following provisional placement by Eliot and Kawazoé (1983). However, felderi completely overlaps in phenotype with gisca, which is an older and valid name.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Peltophorum pterocarpum is a previously unrecorded larval host plant for this species (Sree Kumar, Abhay Soman and Paresh Churi) .  
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Acytolepis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale, A. Soman, P.  Churi & S. Mazumder. 2020. Acytolepis puspa (Horsfield, [1828]) – Common Hedge Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.74. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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