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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Nacaduba

Nacaduba kurava (Moore, [1858]) – Transparent Six-Lineblue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Nacaduba kurava canaraica Toxopeus, 1927 – Karwar Transparent Six-Lineblue
(2) Nacaduba kurava euplea Fruhstorfer, 1916 – Sikkim Transparent Six-Lineblue
(3) Nacaduba kurava sambalanga Tite, 1963 – Nicobar Transparent Six-Lineblue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Vateria indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Dipterocarpaceae). Caesalpinia bonduc (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae). Ardisia elliptica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ardisia solanacea (Bell 1918b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Embelia tsjeriam-cottam (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918)b Maesa indica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Primulaceae). Waltheria indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Malvaceae).

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 > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Nacaduba

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Valappil, B., K. Saji, and M. Bhakare. 2022. Nacaduba kurava (Moore, [1858]) – Transparent Six-Lineblue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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