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

Subspecies in India

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

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1
Andhra Pradesh211210415
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam11312
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1133424341
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT111
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi223271
Goa1
Gujarat11213
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand1
Karnataka512873661052
Kerala222318512383
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1412131
Maharashtra129161544242639392233
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu21121
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh211
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal5421025863161310
Total2816234229404861142864758
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.

 

Page citation

Saji K., A. Soman & Manoj P 2023. Tirumala limniace (Cramer, [1775]) – Blue Tiger. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/tirumala-limniace, accessed 2023/06/05.