• Common Name : Yamfly
  • Scientific Name : Loxura atymnus (Fruh.)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 36-42mm
  • Colour : The Yamfly is reddish orange on the upperside, with a black apical border on the forewings. The underside is orange yellow with some obscure markings.
  • Habit : The species is not often seen, but where encountered, it is usually found singly. The butterfly enjoys basking in bright sunlit spots and normally flies at low levels where it flits from perch to perch.
  • Larval Host Plants : Dioscorea pentaphylla.
  • Location : North Bengal