Lime Blue


  • Common Name : Lime Blue
  • Scientific Name : Chilades laius (Stoll)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 26-30mm
  • Colour : Light grey, tailless blue. The underside has numerous dark spots, but most prominent of these are two that are joined to each other at a right angle, forming an 'L'.
  • Habit : Modest flier, flutters close to shrubs and small trees and settles often. It is fond of bird droppings, wet soil, patches and nectar. Often flies around Citrus sp. It sometimes basks with its wings half-open.
  • Larval Host Plants : Citrus lemon, Atlantia racemosa, Citrus sinensis etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal