Gram Blue


  • Common Name : Gram Blue
  • Scientific Name : Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 25-33mm
  • Colour : The Gram Blue is a tailed, light grey butterfly marked with thin lines and spots. In the male upper surface of the wings is pale violet-blue. The female is predominantly brown with scanty blue scaling at the base of its wings.
  • Habit : Found in dry areas. It is fond of sunshine, flies very close to ground, weak flier, fond of collecting nectar from tiny flowers like Tridax, Alternanthera etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : Butea monosperma, Pisum sativum, Vigna cylindrica, Cicer arietinum etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal