Lime Blues and Grass JewelsAndrew V. Z. Brower
- African Chilades species
- Chilades eleusis
- Chilades elicola
- Chilades kedonga
- Chilades minuscula
- Chilades naidina
- Chilades sanctithomae
- Chilades serrula
- Chilades trochylus
- Oriental/Australasian Chilades species
- Chilades boopis
- Chilades buruana
- Chilades cleotas
- Chilades contracta
- Chilades ella
- Chilades galba
- Chilades lajus
- Chilades mindora
- Chilades pandava
- Chilades parrhasius
- Chilades putli
A widespread Old World genus, with representatives ranging from São Tomé (off west Africa) to Russia to India, the Philippines, Australia and the Solomon Islands. Division of the species by biogeography here probably does not reflect a natural division of the genus. Various authors subdivide Chilades into a number of smaller genera whose names are listed as synonyms here. Larvae feed on a variety of host plants, including cycads, and are attended by ants.
Other Names for Chilades
- Vernacular Names: Lime Blues and Grass Jewels
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