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Common Name : Punchinello
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Zemeros flegyas (Fruhstorfer)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 35 - 40 mm
Colour : Purple brown, with minute small white slightly elongated spots on both sides.
Habit : Abundant in places of lower Himalayan foothills like Jayanti, Gorumara, Samsing, Buxa-duar etc. Found along streams and shaded area. Sits with wings closed and sucks moisture, fond of visiting flowers.
Larval Host Plants : Maesa chisia, Maesa montana
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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