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Lesser Grass Green

Zizina otis oriens


Lycaenidae; Lycaeninae; Polyommatini; Zizina otis oriens Butler 1883. A cosmopolitan group of small, delicate butterflies, many of which exhibit iridescent or powdery blue dorsal wing surfaces, especially in males. The hindwings of Polyommatini tend to be evenly rounded.


These Lesser Grass Blues were all spotted in the overgrown grasses and foliage in the backyard of the rice mill.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 25, 2017
Submitted on May 9, 2022

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