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The Plain Cupid/The Cycad Blue

Chilades pandava


The upperside of the male is light blue with narrow black markings, whilst the female has broader borders and is paler. The average wingspan of the butterfly is 13-15mm. There is a short white-tipped tail on each hindwing.


This common Lycaenid feeds on the young shoots of the ornamental Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) and other Cycas species.


The butterflies are a testimony that insecticides are not used in the field.

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Dirga SP
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Dirga SP

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 7, 2016
Submitted on Apr 8, 2016

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