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Tiny Grass Blue Butterfly

Zizula hylax hylax


It's not on a flower and the leaf it's on is not wet, so I'm wondering why its long proboscis is out like that. Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775), the Gaika Blue or Tiny Grass Blue, is a species of blue butterfly of family Lycaenidae. The adult butterflies on top are dark brown fading to fawn on toward the wing bases, the males having a purple iridescence. Underneath, both sexes are pale grey, with multiple arcs of brown dashes. The butterflies have a wing span of about 1.5cm. Zizula hylax hylax, Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, the subspecies occurring in the Philippines, has distribution in Leyte, Luzon, Marinduque, Palawan, Sibutu, Tawi-tawi, Mindoro, Panay, and probably Philippines in general (D'A).


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Thanks Noel. :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Beautiful series Agnes!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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