Wednesday, 12 August 2015

92. Chilades lajus lajus (The Lime Blue)

Number: 92
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species: Chilades lajus lajus (Stoll, [1780])
Common name(s): The Lime Blue
Photography locations: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

The genus Chilades comprises 23 species worldwide, of which 2 are currently known to occur in Vietnam - pandava and lajus. Both are common Indo-Malayan species, recorded from India to Indonesia.

Note the pair of spots on each wings joined at right angle, looks like "L" (1) and the costal spot closer (almost joined) with discal spot (2)

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