Tribe: Polyommatini

Animalia > Arthropoda > Hexapoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini

Scientific Name: Acytolepis puspa Horsfield, 1828
Common Name: Common Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Acytolepis puspa Horsfield, 1828
Common Name: Common Hedge Blue

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©Anupam Misra
Gopalganj, Ramdiha, Bankura, 09/09/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jayanti River Bed, Alipurduar, 22/03/2019

adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 14/03/2018

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©Subhajit Roy
BuxaTiger Reserve, Alipurduar, 10/04/2017

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Scientific Name: Azanus ubaldus (Stoll, [1782])
Common Name: Bright Babul Blue
Scientific Name: Azanus ubaldus (Stoll, [1782])
Common Name: Bright Babul Blue

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Adult Female

©Subhajit Roy
Rajarhat, North 24 Parganas, 17/10/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rajarhat Wetlands, North 24 Parganas, 15/07/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rajarhat Wetlands, North 24 Parganas, 06/01/2018

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rajarhat Wetlands, North 24 Parganas, 28/05/2017

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Scientific Name: Azanus uranus Butler, 1886
Common Name: Dull Babul Blue
Scientific Name: Azanus uranus Butler, 1886
Common Name: Dull Babul Blue

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The butterfly seems to be a first record from West Bengal. Found in an open wetland at rajarhat.

©Arnob Chakrovorty
Rajarhat, North 24 Parganas, 30/10/2019

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Scientific Name: Caleta decidia (Hewitson, 1876)
Common Name: Angled Pierrot
Scientific Name: Caleta decidia (Hewitson, 1876)
Common Name: Angled Pierrot

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Mud puddling

©Somapika Seal
Deul park,Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 06/02/2019

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Scientific Name: Caleta elna Hewitson, 1876
Common Name: Elbowed Pierrot
Scientific Name: Caleta elna Hewitson, 1876
Common Name: Elbowed Pierrot

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Scientific Name: Castalius rosimon (Fabricius, 1775)
Common Name: Common Pierrot
Scientific Name: Castalius rosimon (Fabricius, 1775)
Common Name: Common Pierrot

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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Baidyabati, Hugli/Hooghly, 30/09/2020

adult

©Anupam Misra
Bishnupur, Bankura, 19/09/2020

Female

©Dr Dhiraj K Biswas
Bishnupur, Bankura, 19/09/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 24/12/2017

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Scientific Name: Catochrysops panormus (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Silver Forget-me-not
Scientific Name: Catochrysops panormus (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Silver Forget-me-not

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Scientific Name: Catochrysops strabo (Fabricius, 1793)
Common Name: Forget-me-not
Scientific Name: Catochrysops strabo (Fabricius, 1793)
Common Name: Forget-me-not

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©Beas Chakraborty
Bonobitan (Salt lake- Central Park), North 24 Parganas, 02/03/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Shyamkhola, South 24 Paraganas, 02/03/2019

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©Beas Chakraborty
Bonobitan (Salt lake- Central Park), North 24 Parganas, 04/03/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Shyamkhola, South 24 Paraganas, 02/03/2019

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Scientific Name: Celastrina argiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Hill Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Celastrina argiolus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Hill Hedge Blue

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Scientific Name: Celastrina lavendularis (Moore, 1877)
Common Name: Plain Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Celastrina lavendularis (Moore, 1877)
Common Name: Plain Hedge Blue

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Scientific Name: Celatoxia marginata de Nicéville, [1884]
Common Name: Margined Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Celatoxia marginata de Nicéville, [1884]
Common Name: Margined Hedge Blue

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Scientific Name: Chilades lajus (Stoll, [1780])
Common Name: Lime Blue
Scientific Name: Chilades lajus (Stoll, [1780])
Common Name: Lime Blue

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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Girmint, Paschim Bardhaman, 18/10/2020

Dry Season Form

©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 21/12/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Kalyani, Nadia, 07/06/2017

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
MAMC Central Park, Paschim Bardhaman, 07/07/2020

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Scientific Name: Chilades pandava (Horsfield, [1829])
Common Name: Plains Cupid
Scientific Name: Chilades pandava (Horsfield, [1829])
Common Name: Plains Cupid

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Adult Female Wet Season Form

©Subhajit Roy
Baidyabati, Hugli/Hooghly, 30/09/2020

Adult Female Wet Season Form

©Subhajit Roy
Baidyabati, Hugli/Hooghly, 30/09/2020

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 04/05/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Bonobitan (Salt lake- Central Park), North 24 Parganas, 10/02/2017

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Scientific Name: Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius, 1798)
Common Name: Gram blue
Scientific Name: Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius, 1798)
Common Name: Gram blue

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 27/09/2020

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
New Kenda, Paschim Bardhaman, 26/09/2020

Adult male and female

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Naihati, North 24 Parganas, 09/06/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Dhakuria Lake, Kolkata, 06/06/2017

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Scientific Name: Everes lacturnus Godart, 1824
Common Name: Indian Cupid/ Oriental Cupid/Orange-crowned Cupid
Scientific Name: Everes lacturnus Godart, 1824
Common Name: Indian Cupid/ Oriental Cupid/Orange-crowned Cupid

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Indian Cupid Butterfly use of different type of Nectar Plants

©Somapika Seal
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 30/05/2019

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©Debdulal Banerjee
Faridpur,Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/02/2019

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©Debdulal Banerjee
Faridpur,Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 05/03/2019

Nectaring

©Somapika Seal
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 06/04/2019

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Scientific Name: Freyeria putli (Kollar, [1844])
Common Name: Small Grass Jewel/Black-spotted Grass Jewel/Eastern Grass jewel
Scientific Name: Freyeria putli (Kollar, [1844])
Common Name: Small Grass Jewel/Black-spotted Grass Jewel/Eastern Grass jewel

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©Beas Chakraborty
Durgapur Barrage, Paschim Bardhaman, 04/10/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rana Pratap, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 25/07/2014

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©Beas Chakraborty
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 22/10/2018

Adult

©Somapika Seal
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 08/09/2018

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Scientific Name: Jamides alecto C. Felder, 1860
Common Name: Metallic Cerulean
Scientific Name: Jamides alecto C. Felder, 1860
Common Name: Metallic Cerulean

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©Subhajit Roy
Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar, 15/04/2017

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Scientific Name: Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782])
Common Name: Dark Cerulean
Scientific Name: Jamides bochus (Stoll, [1782])
Common Name: Dark Cerulean

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 11/03/2018

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 30/03/2017

Adult

©Uma Dutta
Durgapur , Paschim Bardhaman, 01/06/2020

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Jayanti, Alipurduar, 10/04/2017

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Scientific Name: Jamides celeno
Common Name: Common Cerulean
Scientific Name: Jamides celeno
Common Name: Common Cerulean

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Adult

©Dr Dhiraj K Biswas
Basudeb Pur, Bankura, 04/10/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 07/01/2018

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 21/12/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 31/10/2017

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Scientific Name: Jamides elpis (Godart, [1824])
Common Name: Glistening Cerulean
Scientific Name: Jamides elpis (Godart, [1824])
Common Name: Glistening Cerulean

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Scientific Name: Jamides pura (Moore, 1886)
Common Name: White Cerulean
Scientific Name: Jamides pura (Moore, 1886)
Common Name: White Cerulean

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Scientific Name: Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Common Name: Pea Blue
Scientific Name: Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Common Name: Pea Blue

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Imago

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Halisahar, North 24 Parganas, 24/06/2018

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©Beas Chakraborty
Baidyabati DVC khal, Hugli/Hooghly, 08/04/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rajarhat Wetlands, North 24 Parganas, 13/01/2018

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Jayanti, Alipurduar, 11/04/2017

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Scientific Name: Leptotes plinius Fabricius, 1793
Common Name: Zebra Blue
Scientific Name: Leptotes plinius Fabricius, 1793
Common Name: Zebra Blue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Shyamkhola, South 24 Paraganas, 29/04/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 18/03/2017

Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Thakurpukur, South 24 Paraganas, 10/05/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Kamarpukur, Hugli/Hooghly, 09/05/2019

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Scientific Name: Lestranicus transpectus (Moore, 1879)
Common Name: White-banded Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Lestranicus transpectus (Moore, 1879)
Common Name: White-banded Hedge Blue

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Scientific Name: Megisba malaya (Horsfield, [1828])
Common Name: Malayan
Scientific Name: Megisba malaya (Horsfield, [1828])
Common Name: Malayan

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Adult nectaring

©Subhajit Roy
Jaguli, Nadia, 01/02/2020

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Barajaguli, Nadia, 01/02/2020

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Scientific Name: Nacaduba kurava (Moore, [1858])
Common Name: Transparent Six-Lineblue
Scientific Name: Nacaduba kurava (Moore, [1858])
Common Name: Transparent Six-Lineblue

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Scientific Name: Nacaduba pactolus (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Large Four-Lineblue
Scientific Name: Nacaduba pactolus (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Large Four-Lineblue

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Scientific Name: Neopithecops zalmora (Butler, [1870])
Common Name: Common Quaker
Scientific Name: Neopithecops zalmora (Butler, [1870])
Common Name: Common Quaker

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
UIT, Purba Bardhaman, 28/09/2020

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©Beas Chakraborty
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, South 24 Paraganas, 27/05/2018

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jaguli, Nadia, 19/03/2017

Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Thakurpukur, South 24 Paraganas, 29/11/2019

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Scientific Name: Prosotas aluta (Druce, 1873)
Common Name: Banded Lineblue
Scientific Name: Prosotas aluta (Druce, 1873)
Common Name: Banded Lineblue

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Scientific Name: Prosotas dubiosa (Semper, [1879])
Common Name: Tailless Lineblue/Small Purple Lineblue,
Scientific Name: Prosotas dubiosa (Semper, [1879])
Common Name: Tailless Lineblue/Small Purple Lineblue,

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jaguli, Nadia, 31/03/2018

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 05/04/2017

Mating Pair

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 12/04/2018

In the male, the upperside is a bluish purple with a very narrow black border on the forewing above. The female is dark brown above with an almost imperceptible blue basal area.

©Subhajit Roy
Susunia, Bankura, 01/11/2018

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Scientific Name: Prosotas nora (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Common Lineblue
Scientific Name: Prosotas nora (C. Felder, 1860)
Common Name: Common Lineblue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Shyamkhola, South 24 Paraganas, 19/03/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jaguli, Nadia, 19/03/2017

Adult

©Somapika Seal
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 06/09/2019

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©Subhajit Roy
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 22/11/2014

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Scientific Name: Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844])
Common Name: Pale Grass Blue
Scientific Name: Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844])
Common Name: Pale Grass Blue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Kolkata, Kolkata, 04/07/2014

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 18/03/2017

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©Dibyendu Mondal
Ukhra, Paschim Bardhaman, 25/07/2020

Adult

©TRISHA GANGULY
Ramsagar, Bankura, 16/07/2017

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Scientific Name: Tarucus ananda (de Nicéville, [1884])
Common Name: Dark Pierrot
Scientific Name: Tarucus ananda (de Nicéville, [1884])
Common Name: Dark Pierrot

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Scientific Name: Udara dilectus (Moore, 1879)
Common Name: Pale Hedge Blue
Scientific Name: Udara dilectus (Moore, 1879)
Common Name: Pale Hedge Blue

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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Latpanchar, Darjeeling, 25/10/2015

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Scientific Name: Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865)
Common Name: Dark Grass Blue
Scientific Name: Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865)
Common Name: Dark Grass Blue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jaguli, Nadia, 16/07/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Jaguli, Nadia, 31/05/2017

Female

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/07/2020

Female

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/07/2020

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Scientific Name: Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787)
Common Name: Lesser Grass Blue
Scientific Name: Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787)
Common Name: Lesser Grass Blue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Kaviguru 2, Paschim Bardhaman, 25/10/2015

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©Beas Chakraborty
Mohor Kunjo, Kolkata, Kolkata, 29/11/2014

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©Beas Chakraborty
Kaviguru 2, Paschim Bardhaman, 29/11/2014

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©Beas Chakraborty
Rajarhat Wetlands, North 24 Parganas, 14/01/2018

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Scientific Name: Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775)
Common Name: Tiny Grass Blue
Scientific Name: Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775)
Common Name: Tiny Grass Blue

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 05/03/2017

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©Beas Chakraborty
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 23/12/2018

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 18/04/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Dishari College of Education, Nandara, Purba Bardhaman, 03/03/2020

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