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Zebra blue

Leptotes plinius

Description:

This form closely resembles in both sexes on the upperside Tarucus theophrastus, but the character and disposition of the markings on the underside are completely different. Male Upperside: dark violet with, in certain lights, a rich blue suffusion. Fore wing: no discocellular black spot so conspicuous in T. theophrastus; terminal margin with a narrow edging of fuscous black, widest at the apex, gradually decreasing to the tornus, followed by an inconspicuous anticiliary jet-black line. Hind wing : costal margin slightly but broadly shaded with fuscous, which is continued as a slender anticiliary black line to the tornus. Underside: white. Fore wing: with the following brownish-black markings:—an irregular edging along the costa to near the apex from which extends downwards a subbasal band,

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2 Comments

Sew
Sew 7 years ago

:D thanks for the comment Adi :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Beautiful composition Sew :)

Sew
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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 12, 2014

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