Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767) - Pea Blue

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT111
Andhra Pradesh41123
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam212111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh3271512
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi18431221
Goa1
Gujarat3611
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT12
Jharkhand1
Karnataka35822362268242131
Kerala664214147648
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh117211
Maharashtra2724351058451113318
Manipur2
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim212
Tamil Nadu22112
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh11112
Uttarakhand113132
West Bengal3611631113
Total8554100612825132128506060

Abrus precatorius, Butea monospermaButea superba, Caesalpinia spp., Cajanus cajan, Crotalaria spp., Crotalaria capensis, Crotalaria juncea, Crotalaria micans, Crotalaria pallida, Crotalaria retusa, Crotalaria saltiana, Gliricidia sepiumIndigofera heterantha, Lablab purpureus, Lupinus spp., Melilotus spp., Melilotus indicus, Pisum spp., Pisum sativum, Pongamia pinnata (=Millettia pinnata), Pueraria phaseoloidesRobinia pseudoacacia, Vigna unguiculata, Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae).

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

Saji, K., K. Chhaya, and N. Kawthankar 2024. Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767) – Pea 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/lampides-boeticus, accessed 2024/05/21.