Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Lesser Grass Blue Butterfly

Zizinia otis lampa


This is a Lesser Grass Blue Butterfly that i found in my backyard. The underside is greyish-brown with a series of small dark spots on the fore-wings and hind-wings. The size of this butterfly is about 6 mm in length, and its wingspan is about 15 mm.


- Around the garden, bush, and field. Usually found flying close to the ground in open sunlit grassy patches.


- This is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. The upperside wings of male is dull purplish blue, whilst the female is brown. Thanks to LennyWorthington for the ID.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lesser Grass Blue
Zizinia otis

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Lanzz 10 years ago

Thanks Lenny, for the ID....

LennyWorthington 10 years ago

The subspecies Zizinia otis lampa occurs in Malaysia

Spotted by


Spotted on Jan 8, 2014
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014

Related Spottings

The Lesser Grass Blue Lesser Grass Blue The Lesser Grass Blue Common Grass-blue

Nearby Spottings

12-Spotted Ladybird Beetle - Pupae Brownish Arctiid Moth Geometrid Moth Unidentified Clothes Moth
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team