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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Lampides

Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767) – Pea Blue

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Fabaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Abrus precatorius (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Butea monosperma (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Caesalpinia (Robinson et al. 2010), Cajanus cajan (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Bell 1918c; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Crotalaria (Robinson et al. 2010), Crotalaria capensis (Bell 1918c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Crotalaria juncea (Robinson et al. 2010), Crotalaria micans (Robinson et al. 2010), Crotalaria pallida (Kunte 2006), Crotalaria saltiana (Robinson et al. 2010), Gliricidia sepium (Chhaya & Saji 2018), Lablab purpureus (Robinson et al. 2010), Lupinus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Melilotus indicus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Pisum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pisum sativum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Pongamia pinnata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Pueraria phaseoloides (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Vigna unguiculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Xylia xylocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae).

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:

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Lampides


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and K. Chhaya. 2020. Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767) – Pea Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.04. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/596/Lampides-boeticus
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