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The Plain Cupid/The Cycad Blue

Chilades pandava

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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Dirga SP
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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

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