Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Plains Cupid or Chilades Pandava

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Plains Cupid or Chilades Pandava

Location: Chirakkadavu, Ponkunnam, Kottayam Dist, Kerala, India.
| Date: 06/02/2016 Camera Nikon D800e / Lens Nikon 105 mm f 2.8G
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This is Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava), also known as the Cycad Blue, founded in Ponkunnam, Korratam Dist, Kerala. Is a species of Lycaenid butterfly found in India, Ceylon, Burma, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines. They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family.