Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787) - Lesser Grass Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Zizina otis otis (Fabricius, 1787) – Oriental Lesser Grass Blue
(2) Zizina otis indica (Murray, 1874) – Indian Lesser Grass Blue

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 Islands15
Andhra Pradesh2223144
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1111121321
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh314412337194
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi111
Goa
Gujarat18756119129833
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand1
Karnataka773177888271226
Kerala2515113111712
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21321
Maharashtra1275344137131627
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha11
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu21124
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh311212
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1221121
Total564019152524473439698285
Amaranthus viridis (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Amaranthaceae). Alysicarpus vaginalis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Desmodium heterophyllum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Desmodium triflorum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Sesbania bispinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia diphylla (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Zornia gibbosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia reticulata (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

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

Anonymous 2022. Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787) – Lesser Grass Blue. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/zizina-otis, accessed 2022/09/29.