Chilades pandava pandava

Horsfield 1829 - Plain Cupid

A common species of fields and secondary growth, often found near the sides of paths.

Flight Period

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22 - 26mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume2, Page 561.

Larval Foodplant

Citrus maxima (Rutaceae), Cycas revolujta (Cycadaceae) and Xylia xylocarpa (Mimosaceae)


Ceylon , India and throughout Indo-China and the Peninsular.