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Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) – Pale Grass Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Pseudozizeeria maha maha (Kollar, [1844])– Himalayan Pale Grass Blue
(2) Pseudozizeeria maha ossa (Swinhoe, 1885) – Dakhan Pale Grass Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Nelsonia canescens (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Strobilanthes (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Tephrosia purpurea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Tephrosia subtriflora (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Oxalidaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

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:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. , Haneesh, K. M, A. Soman & A. Kanwal. 2020. Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) – Pale Grass Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/607/Pseudozizeeria-maha
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