Pea Blue


  • Common Name : Pea Blue
  • Scientific Name : Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 24-36mm
  • Colour : White with reddish lines, the hind wing has a slightly long, white-tipped tail.
  • Habit : The species is a regular migrant, very efficient flier, flies fast with rapid wing-beats, moves about low growing herbs or bushes for searching nectar. It frequently visits flowers, bask with their wings half open.
  • Larval Host Plants : Pisum sativum, Vigna sinensis, Crotolaria sp., Butea monosperma
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal