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Common Name : Pea Blue
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 24 - 36 mm
Colour : White with reddish lines, the hind wing has a slightly long, white-tipped tail.
Habit : The species is a regular migrant, very efficient flier, flies fast with rapid wing-beats, moves about low growing herbs or bushes for searching nectar. It frequently visits flowers, bask with their wings half open.
Larval Host Plants : Pisum sativum, Vigna sinensis, Crotolaria sp., Butea monosperma
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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