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.
 

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 UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2147152324
Kerala32131
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra114141
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu371
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal
Total65213121638446

Heliotropium strigosum (Boraginaceae). Crotalaria hebecarpa, Indigofera spp., Lotus corniculatus, Pisum sativum, Rhynchosia minima, Vicia spp., Zornia diphylla (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Freyeria trochylus (Freyer, 1845) – Orange-spotted Grass Jewel. 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/freyeria-trochylus, accessed 2024/05/22.