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Tiny Grass Blue

Tiny Grass Blue
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A 580
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-28 2:40
Viewed: 2721
Points: 6
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Name : Tiny Grass Blue
Scientific Name : zizula hylax

Wingspan : 16 to 24mm

Tiny Grass Blue is the Second Tinniest Butterfly in Indian Subcontinent after Grass Jewel which is the Tinniest ever recorded in India. (Grass Jewel (freyeria trochylus freyer) can be seen in my album).

The male has a pale blue glistering upper surface while the female is brown. Both have dark thin borders on their wings. On the underside of its wings are fine, small, dark brown or black spots. The pattern of spots is important in distinguishing the species.


South and South East Asia
Few Islands of Pacific Ocean

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-28 4:15]

Fine image, beautiful species and good specimen with good colors. tfs.

Hello Arun,
A superb shot with excellent display of colours and a super background to sharply outline this beautiful butterfly of our region. The focus is sharp...thanks for sharing....warmest regards/Abid

Hi Arun,

Very colorful image of the butterfly, well captured.tfs

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