Virachola isocrates

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Virachola isocrates
Butterflies from JP Nagar forest Bangalore (18).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Virachola
Species: V. isocrates
Binomial name
Virachola isocrates
(Fabricius, 1793)

Virachola isocrates is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia. Its common names include common guava blue, pomegranate butterfly, and anar butterfly. It is a pest of pomegranates in India.[1]


  1. ^ Kumawat K. C., S. S. Jheeba and A. K. Soni. (2001). Ecofriendly management of anar butterfly, Virachola isocrates (Fabricius). Advances in Horticulture and Forestry 8:1