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Common Name : Dark Grass Blue
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Zizeeria knysna (Kollar)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 18 - 24 mm
Colour : Upperside dark blue, underside usually brown, occassionaly brown, spots are rounded and dark.
Habit : Commonly found in and around garden, wetland, along the forest edges of South Bengal; weak flier, flies very close to ground; often seen basking with its wings half open.
Larval Host Plants : Oxalis sp. and Leguminosae plants, Strobilanthes sp. etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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