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Tirumala limniace (Cramer, [1775]) – Blue Tiger

Subspecies in India:

(1) Tirumala limniace exoticus (Gmélin, 1790) – Oriental Blue Tiger

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Heterostemma spp. (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Holarrhena pubescens (Robinson et al. 2010), Asclepias curassavica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Calotropis (Sevastopulo 1938; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Robinson et al. 2010), Calotropis gigantea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Calotropis procera (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Cosmostigma cordatum (Nair 2002), Dregea volubilis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Hoya (Moore 1890; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Bell 1909a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Marsdenia tenacissima (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tylophora indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) Vallaris solanacea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Apocynaceae). Saccharum (Robinson et al. 2010), Saccharum officinarum (Robinson et al. 2010) (Poaceae).

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 > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Tirumala

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., A. Soman & Manoj P. 2021. Tirumala limniace (Cramer, [1775]) – Blue Tiger. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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