Saturday, January 9, 2016

Catochrysops Strabo or Forget-Me-Not

Catochrysops Strabo or Forget-Me-Not

Founded In: Ponkunnam, Kottayam Dist, Kerala, India. | Date: 08/01/2016
Camera Nikon D800e / Lens Nikon 105 mm f 2.8G 

This is seasonal Butterfly in our place, sitting in all time sunlight and fast movement. Name Catochrysops strabo, the forget-me-not, is a small butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. It is found in Ceylon, India, from Sikkim to Indochina and in Sundaland,Sulawesi and the Philippines. The wingspan is 25–30 mm. The larvae feed on Ougeinia dalbergioides, Schleichera trijuga and Desmodium species. commonly seen - Peninsular India south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas; Ceylon; Assam ; Burma; Tenasserim; the Andamans; Nicobars; extending through the Malayan Subregion down to Australia.

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