Zizeeria karsandra
Dark Grass Blue is a small butterfly
A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured...

 found in the Southern Mediterranean, in a broad band to India
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, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
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, the Andaman
Andaman Islands
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 and Nicobar
Nicobar Islands
The Nicobar Islands are an archipelagic island chain in the eastern Indian Ocean...

 Islands, Burma, Thailand
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, Malaysia, Indonesia
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, the Philippines
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, New Guinea
New Guinea
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 and northern and eastern Australia
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. It belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues
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 family, and the tribe Polyommatini
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The recorded foodplants include :
  • Zornia diphylla.
  • Amaranthus viridis
    Amaranthus viridis
    Amaranthus viridis is a cosmopolitan species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae and is commonly known as Slender Amaranth or Green Amaranth.-Gastronomy:...

    (in association with ant Tapinoma melanocephalum
    Tapinoma melanocephalum
    Tapinoma melanocephalum is a species of ant that goes by the common name ghost ant.They are recognised by their dark head and pale or translucent legs and gaster . This colouring makes this tiny ant seem even smaller....

  • Amaranthus tricolor
    Amaranthus tricolor
    Amaranthus tricolor is an ornamental plant known as Bhaji in India, Callaloo in the Caribbean and Joseph's coat after the Biblical figure Joseph, who is said to have worn a coat of many colors...

    , A. viridis
    Amaranthus viridis
    Amaranthus viridis is a cosmopolitan species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae and is commonly known as Slender Amaranth or Green Amaranth.-Gastronomy:...

  • Melilotus indica.
  • Medicago sativa.
  • Zornia diphylla.
  • Trifolium alexandrinu.
  • Glinus lotoides
    Glinus lotoides
    Glinus lotoides is a species of flowering plant in the family Molluginaceae known by the common names damascisa and lotus sweetjuice. It is native to Eurasia and Africa and it is known in many other places as an introduced species. It is a prostrate to somewhat upright annual herb with a stem up to...

  • Tribulus cistoides, T. terrestris
    Tribulus terrestris
    Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant in the family Zygophyllaceae, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World in southern Europe, southern Asia, throughout Africa, and Australia. It can thrive even in desert climates and poor soil...


  • Asahi Correctly determined photos of Z.