Longbanded Silverline


  • Common Name : Longbanded Silverline
  • Scientific Name : Spindasis lohita (Horsfield)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 30-42mm
  • Colour : UN creamy yellow to cinnamon red, silvery lines edged prominently with black to red.
  • Habit : Swift flier, flies in sunshine and often seen perched among shrubs along the road. Comes to flowers. Prefers forest with heavy rainfall. Found in the Himalayas in lower elevations (recorded from Buxa Tiger Reserve). On the wing from March to July and Sept. to Oct.
  • Larval Host Plants : Dioscorea spp., Xylia spp., Psidium guajava
  • Location : North Bengal