img
Butterflies

Zebra
Blue

Not Evaluated

Unknown

Zebra Blue

Leptotes plinius

Zebra Blue closely resembles in both sexes on the upperside Common Tiger Blue, but the character and disposition of the markings on the underside are completely different. Male Upperside: dark violet with, in certain lights, a rich blue suffusion. Fore wing: no discocellular black spot so conspicuous in T. theophrastus; terminal margin with a narrow edging of fuscous black, widest at the apex, gradually decreasing to the tornus, followed by an inconspicuous anticiliary jet-black line. Hind wing : costal margin slightly but broadly shaded with fuscous, which is continued as a slender anticiliary black line to the tornus. Underside: white. Fore wing: with the following brownish-black markings:—an irregular edging along the costa to near the apex from which extends downwards a subbasal band, broadened across the cell and below it; an irregular band that extends along the discocellulars and below them to interspace 1 where it ends in a point; an upper discal curved band of more even width but dislocated below vein 4, the lower portion of it shifted inwards forms a large quadrate spot in interspace 3, below vein 3 the band is continued downwards by two small inconspicuous spots, beyond this is a very short acutely-pointed comma-shaped mark; a very regular evenly curved complete transverse lunular line, a transverse series of subterminal spots and an anticiliary slender line.

Larva is ale greenish yellow above, sides lilacine, a narrow brownish median line, followed by eight diagonal short streaks and six brownish-red spots. Before pupating the colouring gets much more diffused. Feeds among the flower-buds of Plumbago. Pupa is dull yellowish profusely mottled with brown spots.

Plumbago Blue

Regional Names
  • Malayalam:
    സീബ്ര നീലി
Media Gallery
Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
LYCAENIDAE
Leptotes plinius

Quick Facts
  • Caterpillar is attended by ants which give it protection and in return the caterpillar rewards ants by secreting a sugary solution.
Similar Butterflies

similar Butterflies you may like

img

Abnormal Silverline

Spindasis abnormis
Read more
img

Acute Sunbeam

Curetis acuta
Read more
img

African Babul Blue

Azanus jesous
Read more
img

Angled Pierrot

Caleta caleta
Read more
img

Apefly

Spalgis epeus
Read more
img

Blue Imperial

Ticherra acte
Read more
img

Bright Babul Blue

Azanus ubaldus
Read more
img

Chocolate Royal

Remelana jangala
Read more
img

Common Acacia Blue

Surendra quercetorum
Read more
img

Common Cerulean

Jamides celeno
Read more
img

Common Guava Blue

Virachola isocrates
Read more
img

Common Hedge Blue

Acytolepis puspa
Read more
img

Common Imperial

Cheritra freja
Read more
img

Common Lineblue

Prosotas nora
Read more
img

Common Onyx

Horaga onyx
Read more
img

Common Pierrot

Castalius rosimon
Read more
img

Common Quaker

Neopithecops zalmora
Read more
img

Common Red Flash

Rapala iarbus
Read more
img

Common Shot Silverline

Spindasis ictis
Read more
img

Common Silverline

Spindasis vulcanus Fabricius
Read more
img

Common Tit

Hypolycaena erylus
Read more
img

Dark Cerulean

Jamides bochus
Read more
img

Dark Grass Blue

Zizeeria karsandra
Read more
img

Dark Pierrot

Tarucus ananda
Read more
img

Dingy Lineblue

Petrelaea dana
Read more
img

Dull Babul Blue

Azanus uranus
Read more
img

Elbowed Pierrot

Caleta elna
Read more
img

Fluffy Tit

Zeltus amasa
Read more
img

Forget-me-not

Catochrysops strabo
Read more
img

Gram Blue

Euchrysops cnejus
Read more
img

Indian Oakblue

Arhopala atrax
Read more
img

Indian Sunbeam

Curetis thetis
Read more
img

Large Guava Blue

Virachola perse
Read more
img

Large Oakblue

Arhopala amantes
Read more
img

Lesser Grass Blue

Zizina otis
Read more
img

Lime Blue

Chilades lajus
Read more
img

Little Tiger Pierrot

Tarucus balkanicus
Read more
img

Long-banded Silverline

Spindasis lohita
Read more
img

Malayan

Megisba malaya
Read more
img

Monkey Puzzle

Rathinda amor
Read more
img

Orchid Tit

Hypolycaena othona
Read more
img

Oriental Cupid

Everes lacturnus
Read more
img

Pale Grass Blue

Pseudozizeeria maha
Read more
img

Peablue

Lampides boeticus
Read more
img

Peacock Royal

Tajuria cippus
Read more
img

Plains Cupid

Chilades pandava
Read more
img

Plane

Bindahara phocides
Read more
img

Plumbeous Silverline

Spindasis schistacea
Read more
img

Pointed Ciliate Blue

Anthene lycaenina
Read more
img

Purple Leaf Blue

Amblypodia anita
Read more
img

Purple Sapphire

Heliophorus epicles
Read more
img

Red Pierrot

Talicada nyseus
Read more
img

Rounded Pierrot

Tarucus nara
Read more
img

Saronis Sunbeam

Curetis saronis
Read more
img

Slate Flash

Rapala manea
Read more
img

Small Grass Jewel

Chilades putli
Read more
img

Spotted Pierrot

Tarucus callinara
Read more
img

Tailless Lineblue

Prosotas dubiosa
Read more
img

Tiny Grass Blue

Zizula hylax
Read more
img

White-bordered Copper

Lycaena pavana
Read more
img

Witch

Araotes lapithis
Read more
img

Yamfly

Loxura atymnus
Read more