Dark Grass Blue


  • Common Name : Dark Grass Blue
  • Scientific Name : Zizeeria knysna (Kollar)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 18-24mm
  • Colour : Upperside dark blue, underside usually brown, occassionaly brown, spots are rounded and dark.
  • Habit : Commonly found in and around garden, wetland, along the forest edges of South Bengal; weak flier, flies very close to ground; often seen basking with its wings half open.
  • Larval Host Plants : Oxalis sp. and Leguminosae plants, Strobilanthes sp. etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal