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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Discolampa

Discolampa ethion (Westwood, [1851]) – Banded Blue Pierrot

Subspecies in India:

(1) Discolampa ethion ethion (Westwood, [1851]) – Oriental Banded Blue Pierrot
(2) Discolampa ethion airavati (Doherty, 1886) – Nicobar Banded Blue Pierrot

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Ziziphus jujuba (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Ziziphus oenopolia (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus xylopyrus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rhamnaceae).

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 > Discolampa


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., Manoj P & Prashanth S. N.. 2020. Discolampa ethion (Westwood, [1851]) – Banded Blue Pierrot. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/583/Discolampa-ethion
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