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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Aphnaeini > Spindasis

Spindasis vulcanus (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Silverline

Subspecies in India:

(1) Spindasis vulcanus vulcanus (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Common Silverline

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Carissa carandas (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Apocynanceae). Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Capparaceae). Dioscorea wallichii (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Dioscoreaceae). Diospyros melanoxylon (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Diospyros montana (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Ebenaceae). Cassia fistula (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae). Clerodendrum indicum (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Volkameria inermis (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Lamiaceae). Woodfordia floribunda (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Lythraceae). Ziziphus jujuba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus rugosa (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Rhamnaceae). Canthium coromandelicum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Rubiaceae). Allophylus cobbe (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Sapindaceae).

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 > Aphnaeini > Spindasis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P & Prashanth S. N.. 2021. Spindasis vulcanus (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Silverline. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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