Chrysozephyrus duma

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Metallic green hairstreak
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chrysozephyrus
Species: C. duma
Binomial name
Chrysozephyrus duma
(Hewitson, 1869)

Chrysozephyrus duma, the metallic green hairstreak,[1][2] is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.


The butterfly was previously classified as Thecla duma (Hewitson).[3]


The butterfly occurs in India from Sikkim to Nagaland and Manipur,[3] Bhutan and south western China.[1]

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Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chrysozephyrus at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Card for duma in LepIndex. Accessed 30 December 2016
  3. ^ a b Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society. p. 250, ser no H41.8.