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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Zizeeria

Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865) – Dark Grass Blue

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Amaranthus spinosus(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Amaranthus tricolor (Robinson et al. 2010), Amaranthus viridis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Amaranthaceae). Geissaspis cristata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Zornia diphylla (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Zornia gibbosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Oxalidaceae). Polygonum plebeium(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Polygonaceae).
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 > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Zizeeria


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Haneesh, K. M. and K. Saji. 2020. Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865) – Dark Grass 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/636/Zizeeria-karsandra
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