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Common Silverline Butterfly

The Common Silverline Butterfly (Cigaritis vulcanus) is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia. Common Silverline Butterfly-Cigaritis vulcanus...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Sep 19, 2015

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Common Line-blue Butterfly

The Common Line-blue (Prosotas nora superdates) is a species of small tailed blue butterfly in the family Lycaenidae (The Gossamer-Winged Butterflies), subfamily Polyommatinae, found in Asia. It has a wingspan of about 20 to 25 mm. Common Line-blue...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Dec 23, 2011

Velvet-spotted Blue Butterfly

The Velvet-spotted Blue (Azanus ubaldus) is a small butterfly belongs to the family Lycaenids (Blues family) found in Asia and Africa. It's also know as Bright Babul Blue or Desert Babul Blue. Velvet-spotted Blue Butterfly Velvet-spotted Blue Matin...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Nov 2, 2011

Holly Blue Butterfly

The Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) or Hill Hedge Blue is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family, found in northerrn areas of Pakistan, but occasionally can also be found in plain areas. The underside of the wings are pale blue w...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Oct 2, 2011

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's is like a more elegant version of the related Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus), with broader white lines, two white dots on the hindwing, longer tails, lovely pale blue fringe when fresh. Bartram's is a distinctive and rare hairstreak of...
by kuPOKUpo on Jun 16, 2011

Western Brown Elfin

Found from ocean level to tree-line in a fabulous mixed bag of territories; frequently regular. An early-spring species, possibly single-brooded but with indications of a second crop at the most reduced rises (which might be due to staggered emergenc...
by kuPOKUpo on May 31, 2011

Western Pine Elfin

The Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphron) is a North American butterfly that ranges from British Columbia east to Maine and south to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Males are brown and females are orange-brown, with both having bold...
by kuPOKUpo on May 22, 2011

Spring Azure

The Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in North America from Alaska and Canada south of the tundra through most of the United States except the Texas coast, southern plain and peninsular Florida; sout...
by kuPOKUpo on May 18, 2011

Gray Hairstreak

The Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus), is one of the most common hairstreaks in North America, ranging over nearly the entire continent. It occurs also throughout Central America and in northern South America. Gray Hairstreak is one of the most gener...
by kuPOKUpo on May 18, 2011

Acmon Blue

The Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon) is a North American butterfly. It ranges mainly in California but can be seen north to Oregon and south through Baja California. The tops of the wings are blue with dark edges in males and brown in females. Its undersi...
by kuPOKUpo on May 18, 2011

Striped Pierrot Tarucus nara Life Cycle

The Striped Pierrot (Tarucus nara) is a small butterfly (wingspan: 24 - 28 mm) found in South Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. Striped Pierrot (Tarucus nara) Butterfly Life CycleFemale Laying EggStriped Pierrot (Tarucus nara) Male...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Nov 30, 2010

Long-tailed Blue Butterfly

Long-tailed Blue or Pea Blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small sized butterfly in the family Lycaenidae found in Pakistan. It has a wing span of about 23 to 42 mm. This is a rare species in the plain area of KPK and I observed only two butterflies this...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Nov 27, 2010

Zebra Blue Butterfly

The Zebra Blue ( Leptotes plinius ), also known as Plumbago Blue is small sized butterfly in family Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged butterflies), found in Pakistan. It has a wingspan of about 28mm (based on single measurement). It's known as "Zebra blue"...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Oct 30, 2010

Sorrel Sapphire Butterfly

The Sorrel Sapphire (Heliophorus sena) is a small butterfly in family Lycaenidae (Blues family). It's found in hilly areas of Pakistan and I observed it in districts Buner and Haripur so far. Sorrel Sapphire (Heliophorus sena) Butterfly Uppersid...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Oct 11, 2010

American Copper Butterfly

The American Copper Butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) also known as Small Copper or the Common Copper is a common and widespread little butterfly in family Lycaenidae. It has a wingspan of about 25-35mm. It's common in northern areas of Pakistan, but ccasi...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Jun 5, 2010

Rounded Pierrot-Tarucus Nara

The Rounded Pierrot (Tarucus extricatus) also known as Rusty Pierrot or Striped Pierrot is a small butterfly (wingspan: 24 - 28 mm) found in Asia that belongs to the family Lycaenidae (Blues family). The lower side of the wings is white with black s...
by Amateur Nature Photography on Mar 15, 2010

Butterfly : The Common Lineblue Prosotas nora superdates from Rejang land sumatra

The Common Lineblue Prosotas nora superdates from Rejang land sumatra The Common Lineblue Prosotas nora is a species of lycaenid butterfly found in Asia.and this is The Common Lineblue Prosotas nora superdates from Rejang land sumatra,this image tak...
by curup kami on Jun 9, 2009

Butterfly : The Common Red Flash, Rapala iarbus iarbus from Rejang Land Sumatra

The Common Red Flash, Rapala iarbus iarbus is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.this image taken from Dusun Baru Village Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera...
by curup kami on Jun 8, 2009

Butterfly : The Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis annetta from Rejang land Sumatra

The Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis annetta male form from Rejang land Sumatra The Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis annetta, is a species of blue butterfly found in south Asia. The Lesser Grass Blue is often misidentified as the Common Grass Blue, Zizi...
by curup kami on Jun 7, 2009


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