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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Zesiusini > Zesius

Zesius chrysomallus Hübner, [1819] – Redspot

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed for this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Anacardium occidentale (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Anacardiaceae). Terminalia (Robinson et al. 2010), Terminalia alata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Terminalia catappa (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Terminalia paniculata (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919b; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Terminalia tomentosa (Robinson et al. 2010;) (Combretaceae). Dioscorea (Bell 1919b) (Dioscoreaceae). Cassia fistula (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Pterocarpus marsupium (Bell 1919b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Xylia xylocarpa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Loranthaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957). Psidium guajava (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Myrtaceae). Averrhoa carambola (Valappil et al. 2018) (Oxalidaceae) Smilax zeylanica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Smilacaceae). Averrhoa occidentale (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Oxalidaceae).

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 > Zesiusini > Zesius

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Valappil, B., R. Khalid, K. Saji and A. Sengupta. 2021. Zesius chrysomallus Hübner, [1819] – Redspot. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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