Zebra Blue


  • Common Name : Zebra Blue
  • Scientific Name : Syntarucus plinius (Fabricius)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 22-30mm
  • Colour : The black and white ‘zebra’ pattern on the underside of the wings is unique and this at once confirms its identity.
  • Habit : It is common in dry deciduous and semi-evergreen forests or their edges. It is quick on the wing; flutters close to a twig, once settled it allows approaching closely.
  • Larval Host Plants : Albizzia lebbek, Plumbago zeylanica, Mimosa sp., Sesbania bispinosa, Dyerophytum indicum etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal