Sunday, 2 August 2015

59. Zizina otis sangra (The Lesser Grass Blue)

Number: 59
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species: Zizina otis sangra (Moore, 1865)
Common name(s): The Lesser Grass Blue
Photography location: Hanoi City

This is one of the smallest of butterflies to be found, commonly, on grass patches fringing roads, open areas as well as wooded localities. It is almost inconspicuous fluttering lowly about its usual haunts and is easily overlooked due to its size and drab colours.
Can be to distinguish from the other "Grass Blues" (genera Zizula, Zizeeria, Zizina) by its unique arrangement of spots.  

Submarginal spots on both wings not distinct and diffused, spot in space 6 of the HW is displaced and out of alignment  with the adjacent black spots

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