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Common Name : Gram Blue
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 25 - 33 mm
Colour : The Gram Blue is a tailed, light grey butterfly marked with thin lines and spots. In the male upper surface of the wings is pale violet-blue. The female is predominantly brown with scanty blue scaling at the base of its wings.
Habit : Found in dry areas. It is fond of sunshine, flies very close to ground, weak flier, fond of collecting nectar from tiny flowers like Tridax, Alternanthera etc.
Larval Host Plants : Butea monosperma, Pisum sativum, Vigna cylindrica, Cicer arietinum etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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