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Long-tailed or Pea Blue

Lampides boeticus


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.


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 a year ago
Long-tailed blue
Lampides boeticus Lampides boeticus - Wikipedia

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year 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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