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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Nacaduba

Nacaduba hermus (C. Felder, 1860) – Pale Four-Lineblue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Nacaduba hermus sidoma Fruhstorfer, 1916 – Dakhan Pale Four-Lineblue
(2) Nacaduba hermus nabo Fruhstorfer, 1916 – Assam Pale Four-Lineblue
(3) Nacaduba hermus vicania Corbet, 1938 – Nicobar Pale Four-Lineblue

  The subspecies vicania 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:
Entada rheedii (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (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.

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

  The subspecies vicania is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Nacaduba


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2020. Nacaduba hermus (C. Felder, 1860) – Pale Four-Lineblue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.88. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/881/Nacaduba-hermus
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