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Common Name : Silverstreak Blue


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Scientific Name : Iraota timoleon (Stoll)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 40 - 48 mm
Colour : Chocolate brown, wings are richly marked with glistering silver spots and lines.
Habit : It flies among foliage of trees, specially of Banyan and other Ficus species, which is its larval food plant. Very fast flier, but seldom flies far.
Larval Host Plants : Ficus benghalensis, F.religiosa, Fruits of Pomegranate.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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