Tiny Grass Blue
|Copyright: arun tp (aruntp)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-31|
|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|
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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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- [2009-12-28 4:15]
Fine image, beautiful species and good specimen with good colors. tfs.
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
Very colorful image of the butterfly, well captured.tfs