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Common tit Butterfly

Hypolycaena erylus

Description:

Found this cute butterfly on a hiking trip in western ghats range.The male butterfly is pale blue to dark brown above, dark shining purple depending on the light. It has a black border with the upper forewing having a large black discal area of modified scales. The female butterfly is dark brown and its hindwing has a white disconnected discal band above the tornus.

Habitat:

Western ghats.

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Sumukha Javagal
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Sumukha Javagal

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jun 8, 2013
Submitted on Jun 30, 2013

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