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Freyeria trochylus (Freyer, 1845) – Orange-spotted Grass Jewel

Subspecies in India:

(1) Freyeria trochylus orientalis Forster, 1980 – Asian Orange-spotted Grass Jewel. This was earlier listed as the nominotypical subspecies Freyeria trochylus trochylus (Freyer, 1845), which largely occurs in Africa. However, specimens from India match the description of Freyeria trochylus orientalis, described from Nepal, hence the Indian populations are now listed under this new subspecies.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Heliotropium strigosum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Boraginaceae). Crotalaria hebecarpa (Kunte 2006), Indigofera (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Lotus corniculatus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Pisum sativum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Rhynchosia minima (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Vicia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Zornia diphylla (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Oxalidaceae).

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:
References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Theivaprakasham, H. 2020. Freyeria trochylus (Freyer, 1845) – Orange-spotted Grass Jewel. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/903/Freyeria-trochylus
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