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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Virachola

Virachola isocrates (Fabricius, 1793) – Common Guava Blue

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Tamarindus indica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Strychnos nux-vomica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Loganiaceae). Punica (Robinson et al. 2010), Punica granatum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Lythraceae). Psidium guajava (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Myrtaceae). Eriobotrya japonica (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Malus pumila (Robinson et al. 2010), Prunus dulcis (Robinson et al. 2010), Prunus persica (Robinson et al. 2010), Pyrus communis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Rosaceae). Catunaregam nutans (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Catunaregam spinosa (Bell 1920; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Gardenia gummifera (Robinson et al. 2010), Gardenia latifolia (Bell 1920; Robinson et al. 2010), Randia (Robinson et al. 2010), Tamilnadia uliginosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rubiaceae). Citrus (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus x aurantium (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus sinensis (Robinson et al. 2010), Limonia acidissima (Robinson et al. 2010), Limonia elephantum (Robinson et al. 2010), Naringi crenulata (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rutaceae).

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 > Deudorigini > Virachola


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M. 2020. Virachola isocrates (Fabricius, 1793) – Common Guava Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/635/Virachola-isocrates
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