Leaf Blue


  • Common Name : Leaf Blue
  • Scientific Name : Amblypodia anita (Godfrey)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 50-55mm
  • Colour : Dark violet, leaf like markings on underside.
  • Habit : The shape and underside patterns of this butterfly resemble a leaf. So much does it rely on this camouflage that it stays still when approached, till almost touched. A butterfly of forested region; rapid flight for a short distance; visits flowers of various plants like Acacia, Leea etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : Olax sp.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal