Zizeeria karsandra

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Dark grass blue
Butterfly Dark Grass Blue - Zizeeria karsandra.jpg
At Jayanti in Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Zizeeria
Species: Z. karsandra
Binomial name
Zizeeria karsandra
(Moore, 1865)
  • Polyommatus karsandra Moore, 1865

Zizeeria karsandra, the dark grass blue, is a small butterfly found from the southern Mediterranean, in a broad band to India, Sri Lanka, the Andaman and Nicobar islands, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia,[1] Indonesia, the Philippines, Arabia United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman, New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia.[2] It belongs to the lycaenids or blues family, and the tribe Polyommatini.[3]

Food plants[edit]

The recorded food plants include:[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fleming, W.A., 1975 Butterflies of West Malaysia & Singapore ISBN 0-900848-71-5
  2. ^ Parsons, M., 1999. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-545555-0
  3. ^ Eliot, J.N. 1973: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 28: 371-505.
  4. ^ Markku Savela, "Zizeeria Chapman, 1910" Lepidoptera and some other life forms. Accessed 12 November 2016.

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