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Banded Blue Pierrot

Discolampa ethion

Description:

Pretty Small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. Upper side is mainly white. Fore wing has the costa, apex and termen edged with black, Base outwards for a short distance more or less densely overlaid. with metallic blue scales which cover and make indistinct a large basal outwardly clavate black spot

Habitat:

Contrasting marked butterfly found in South Asia. Found in peninsular India south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas, except in desert tracts; East India; the North West Himalayas; Assam. The butterfly is also found in the Andaman Islands and South Nicobar Islands.


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Banded Blue Pierrot
Discolampa ethion Discolampa ethion

62 Comments (1–25)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Yes! I saw that Agnes :)

And I've just shared it on my Timeline via the Like button in PN :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

You know Agnes? I uploaded it in Nature lovers today..So it is again back in action :) :)

Even after a year after the spotting, this remains one of my favorites.. can't help but comment again that it is really lovely!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Bherath :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

wow!!! great capture Adi

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Dilan and Karen :)
I love this tiny fellow too much..It's like i can spot it everyday..Very common :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Wonderful spotting Adarsha!!!!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

Lovely!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Seems like this one is never ending chain..Thank you Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 5 years ago

Very pretty ..:)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you Ramya :)

Ramya B
Ramya B 5 years ago

A beauty...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much vasudha548!

vasudha548
vasudha548 5 years ago

Very nice Adarsha B S

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

@Augstin : Yes indeed..It was taken in the morning sunshine...so adding up to brightness and contrast....Thank you :)

Wow!
Shocking contrast, great capture Adarsha.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you very much UrifahRidlo....

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 6 years ago

superp!!!!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you very much Rhonda...

pretty!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

@Francis: You must visit here once..U can hav stay in my home itself..Very nice green and hence amazing creatures u can find...Well spot for creatures...

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 6 years ago

I may have to fly over for a visit..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Francis you are welcome Western ghats of India... World's most eco-sensitive hotspot... next to Amazonia...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

@Francis : Yes it is...It is so random moving that i chased it for half an hour...Thank you :)

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.99, Long: 75.26

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

Reference

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