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Little Tiger Blue

Tarucus balkanicus

Description:

The Balkan Pierrot or Little Tiger Blue (Tarucus balkanicus) is a small butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. It is found in Mauritania, Niger (the Air region), Sudan (Khartoum), Uganda, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, North Africa, the Balkans, Western Asia, parts of Central Asia and in India. The habitat consists of very arid savanna.

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Little Tiger Blue
Tarucus balkanicus Tarucus balkanicus


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26 Comments (1–25)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Tnx Mona :-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful..

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

thank you @Harum

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 7 years ago

beautiful!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @Pradeep :)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 7 years ago

Good spotting!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Nice spotting :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @cece

cece
cece 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @Agnes

Another beauty!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @Jemma :-)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @TicThapanya

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 7 years ago

beautiful butterfly

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

added a new photo.:-)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

You are welcome Ali

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

I changed the name...And thank you for your help @DanielePralong and Jolly Ibanez

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

So did it have small tails? I am not 100% confident about my suggestion but the markings on Zizula hylax appear quite different. Common names for butterflies can be quite confusing :-)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

I don't think this is tiny grass blue. Please compare here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zizula_hyla...

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Yes, I know ... but I have to be given by the Persian name

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Do you remember if it had small tails on the hind wings?

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

I think this name Tiny Grass Blue?

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Sure, but it's hard to find a name! But this one is a bit different than what you have proposed is?

Ali Hemati Pour
Spotted by
Ali Hemati Pour

بندر ماهشهر, خوزستان‎, Iran

Spotted on May 11, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

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