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Iraota timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) – Silverstreak Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Iraota timoleon timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) – Oriental Silverstreak Blue
(2) Iraota timoleon arsaces Fruhstorfer, 1907 – Dakhan Silverstreak Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Punica granatum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Lythraceae). Ficus benghalensis (Bell 1919a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ficus racemosa (Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1919a; Robinson et al. 2010;), Ficus religiosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ficus tsjahela (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Moraceae).

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 > Amblypodiini > Iraota

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., A. Soman, and A. Sengupta. 2021. Iraota timoleon (Stoll, [1790]) – Silverstreak Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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