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Common Name : Longbanded Silverline


Longbanded Silverline Longbanded Silverline


Scientific Name : Spindasis lohita (Horsfield)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 30 - 42 mm
Colour : UN creamy yellow to cinnamon red, silvery lines edged prominently with black to red.
Habit : Swift flier, flies in sunshine and often seen perched among shrubs along the road. Comes to flowers. Prefers forest with heavy rainfall. Found in the Himalayas in lower elevations (recorded from Buxa Tiger Reserve). On the wing from March to July and Sept. to Oct.
Larval Host Plants : Dioscorea spp., Xylia spp., Psidium guajava
Location : North Bengal
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