Search by common or scientific name:

Advance search


Educational material

 

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Amblypodiini > Amblypodia

Amblypodia anita Hewitson, 1862 – Purple Leaf Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Amblypodia anita dina Fruhstorfer, 1907 – Indian Purple Leaf Blue
(2) Amblypodia anita gigantea (Tytler, 1926) – Manipur Purple Leaf Blue
(3) Amblypodia anita andamanica (Riley, 1922) – Andaman Purple Leaf Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Olax imbricata (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Olax scandens (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010).

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 > Theclinae > Amblypodiini > Amblypodia


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P., A. R. Narvekar & A. Sengupta. 2020. Amblypodia anita Hewitson, 1862 – Purple Leaf 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/624/Amblypodia-anita
Share on facebook email page Share by email