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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Lycaenesthini > Anthene

Anthene lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) – Pointed Ciliate Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Anthene lycaenina lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) – Dakhan Pointed Ciliate Blue
(2) Anthene lycaenina lycambes (Hewitson, [1878]) – Himalayan Pointed Ciliate Blue
(3) Anthene lycaenina miya (Fruhstorfer, 1916) – Bornean Pointed Ciliate Blue

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Buchanania axillaris (Bell 1918b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Buchanania cochinchinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Anacardiaceae). Bridelia retusa (Lovalekar et al. 2018) (Phyllanthaceae). Putranjiva roxburghii (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Putranjivaceae). Leucaena leucocephala (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Acacia nilotica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Acacia pennata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Dalbergia latifolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Moullava spicata (Bell 1918b; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Pithecellobium dulce (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae). Ventilago denticulata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae). Allophylus cobbe (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:
Ankita Gupta, P. V. Churi, A. Sengupta & S. Mhatre 2014. Lycaenidae parasitoids from peninsular India with description of four new species of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) along with new insights on host relationships. Zootaxa 3827 (4): 439–470

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Lovalekar, R., S. Lokhande, M. Bhakare, K. Saji, P. Churi & Prashanth S. N. 2020. Anthene lycaenina (R. Felder, 1868) – Pointed Ciliate 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/637/Anthene-lycaenina
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