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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Zizula

Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775) – Tiny Grass Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Zizula hylax hylax (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Tiny Grass Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dipteracanthus prostratus (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hygrophila auriculata (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Hygrophila ringens (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Nelsonia canescens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Phaulopsis dorsiflora (Kunte 2006), Ruellia tuberosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia tweediana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), (Acanthaceae). Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Vicia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Lantana (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Verbenaceae). Tribulus terrestris (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Zygophyllaceae). Besides these plants, Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010) has been reported for this butterfly species, which is clearly an ovipositioin error, if the plant was recorded correctly in the first place.

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:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Zizula


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2020. Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775) – Tiny Grass 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/554/Zizula-hylax
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