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Lesser grass blue

Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787)

Description:

Wing Length: ~0.6cm Season : Winter season Time : 11:45am 22Dec2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : Juvenile/Adolescent/Adult? Observations : a. Very tiny butterfly. b. Eye spots are located in different places with varying sizes and shapes. (Refer pic3 although it is not clear one can make out the difference between left and right wings). c. Wings must be blackish (observed when it was flying but couldn't capture).

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

Notes:

It might be female Tiny grass blue (Zizula hylax) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizula_h... https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/44...

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Lesser grass blue
Zizina otis
Lesser grass blue
Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787) Zizina otis - Wikipedia


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1 Comment

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 4 months ago

Thank you Sahana Vajirasena and Võ Anh Tuấn! :)
Interestingly this species has many sub-species (from shared link).

m.prasad.369
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m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2021
Submitted on Dec 23, 2021

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