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Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) – Small Cupid

Subspecies in India:

(1) Chilades parrhasius parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) – Parrhasius Small Cupid
(2) Chilades parrhasius minuta (Evans, 1932) – Sindh Small Cupid

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Acacia (Kunte 2000), Acacia nilotica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Dichrostachys cinerea (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M. and  P. Churi. 2021. Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793) – Small Cupid. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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