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Long-tailed or Pea Blue

Lampides boeticus

Habitat:

This and other butterflies were found on rocky and damp Teesta River bank. Warm to hot area. Surrounding areas are those of thick forests and patchy agricultural fields.

Notes:

I spotted this beautiful butterfly on the morning of a weekend angling and camping trip by Rangeet River. Despite repeated rising and falling of water level (due to upstream hydro-electric dams), and quarries on the banks, these and some other butterflies were doing quite fine and found busy feeding on the minerals.


1 species ID suggestions

Brian38
Brian38 10 months ago
Long-tailed blue
Lampides boeticus Lampides boeticus - Wikipedia

1 Comment

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 10 months ago

Thanks Brian38 for the ID and ref.

Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.09, Long: 88.39

Spotted on Jan 7, 2018
Submitted on Jan 18, 2018

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