Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lime Blue Butterfly

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Photographer: deadmanswill

Insect Scout: deadmanswill

Location: Miryalaguda, AP, India

Species Identifier(s): Wallby1 (

Points to appreciate:
  • The butterfly in the image is male.
  • There are two kinds of Lime Blue butterflies: Wet Season Brood and Dry Season Brood.
  • Observe the mouthparts of the insect. See how it is crafted for sucking nectar. (Click on the images to see larger sizes).
  • All butterfly wings are coated with minute scales that make up the unique design of the wings on each species.
Wikipedia Notes:
  • The Lime Blue (Chilades laius) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.
  • Male has a bluish-purple upperside.

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