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Grass Jewel

Chilades trochylus


The Grass Jewel (Chilades trochylus) is a small butterfly found in Africa, southern Europe, India and southern Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.


It is a common butterfly found in the dry and intermediate zones below 1000 feet low elevations.Its habitat is open fields with short grass or herbs.


It is an active butterfly but has a weak flight. They are usually encountered in groups. It flies at the ground level and frequently settles down to nectar on small flowers. It basks in the mornings, with its wings partially open.

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 22, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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