• Common Name : Punchinello
  • Scientific Name : Zemeros flegyas (Fruhstorfer)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 35-40mm
  • Colour : Purple brown, with minute small white slightly elongated spots on both sides.
  • Habit : Abundant in places of lower Himalayan foothills like Jayanti, Gorumara, Samsing, Buxa-duar etc. Found along streams and shaded area. Sits with wings closed and sucks moisture, fond of visiting flowers.
  • Larval Host Plants : Maesa chisia, Maesa montana
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal