Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) - Dark Cerulean

Subspecies in India

(1) Jamides bochus bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Indian Dark Cerulean
(2) Jamides bochus nicobaricus de Nicéville, 1890 – Nicobar Dark Cerulean

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 UT21
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh153111
Assam1144311
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111111022171
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi122
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1614152915111332629
Kerala8111119
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21121
Maharashtra1040207141376101316
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim13212
Tamil Nadu111431
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand122
West Bengal125331
Total396050544622401612233039
Bolusanthus sp., Butea monosperma, Butea superba, Cajanus cajan, Crotalaria sp., Flemingia strobilifera, Gliricidia sepium, Millettia peguensis, Pongamia pinnata, Pueraria phaseoloides, Saraca asocaTephrosia candida, Vigna cylindrica, Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae). Saraca asoca has been recorded as a new larval host plant by Nitin Kawthankar from Bengaluru, Karnataka in February 2023.
 
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., M. Bhakare, and P. Churi 2024. Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782]) – Dark Cerulean. 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/jamides-bochus, accessed 2024/05/21.