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Cydad Blue

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12 Comments

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

Thanks StarLeaf, the butterflycircle site is great ! Thanks again for sharing !

starleaf
starleaf 2 years ago

Glad to be of help. There's another useful site which I use frequently for identifying butterflies: http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist...

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

Hi StarLeaf, thank you so much for the ID ! That's it, it is a Cycad Blue. And thanks for sharing the useful link even !

starleaf
starleaf 2 years ago

Sure looks like cycad blue.

Take a look here (scroll down): http://butterflycircle.blogspot.com/2011...

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

Hmmm, on a second thought, it might be a Long-tailed blue even ! :D

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

A Short-tailed blue perhaps?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

I think its one of Tailed Blue... Now I do not have Isaac's Kehimkar's book with me.

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

Thanks AshishNimkar, will google around to learn on the species and if possible to get an exact id name of this one. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

This family is commonly known as Blues.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Welcome...!!

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 2 years ago

Thanks AshishNimkar. Yes, it is kinda small. Made a few approached to it before can get a few shots. A bit shy, slight movement can cause them to fly away. Thank you for providing me the name of this butterfly family.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Great work...
Lycaenidae family of butterflies are challenging to spot... their wings are smaller than out toe's nails.

Melaka, Malaysia

Lat: 2.21, Long: 102.26

Spotted on Jan 23, 2012
Submitted on Jan 23, 2012

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