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Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) – Orange-crowned Cupid

Subspecies in India:

(1) Everes lacturnus assamica Tytler, 1915 – Assam Orange-crowned Cupid
(2) Everes lacturnus pila Evans, [1925] – Nicobar Orange-crowned Cupid
(3) Everes lacturnus syntala Cantlie, 1963 – Dakhan Orange-crowned Cupid

This species is also known as the Indian Cupid.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Lotus corniculatus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (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:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Everes

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P. 2021. Everes lacturnus (Godart, [1824]) – Orange-crowned Cupid. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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