Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775) - Tiny Grass Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Zizula hylax hylax (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Tiny 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 Islands UT11
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh122210124
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi11731
Goa11
Gujarat122117
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT2
Jharkhand1
Karnataka1117114999367914
Kerala19152332111414
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh61311
Maharashtra251142316751318
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu12123221
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh21
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal31413322212
Total594724312226192733233562
Dipteracanthus prostratus (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hygrophila auriculata (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Hygrophila ringens (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Nelsonia canescens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Phaulopsis dorsiflora (Kunte 2006), Ruellia tuberosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia tweediana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), (Acanthaceae). Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Vicia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Lantana (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Verbenaceae). Tribulus terrestris (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Zygophyllaceae). Besides these plants, Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010) has been reported for this butterfly species, which is clearly an ovipositioin error, if the plant was recorded correctly in the first place.

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 2023. Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775) – Tiny Grass Blue. 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/zizula-hylax, accessed 2023/02/05.