Silverstreak Blue


  • Common Name : Silverstreak Blue
  • Scientific Name : Iraota timoleon (Stoll)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 40-48mm
  • Colour : Chocolate brown, wings are richly marked with glistering silver spots and lines.
  • Habit : It flies among foliage of trees, specially of Banyan and other Ficus species, which is its larval food plant. Very fast flier, but seldom flies far.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ficus benghalensis, F.religiosa, Fruits of Pomegranate.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal