Lycaenidae are the second largest family of butterflies with over 6000 species of butterflies all around the globe. These are small butterflies with under 5cm of wingspan. They are brightly coloured with metallic gloss in some species.
Adults often have hairy antenna like tail and spots at the rear end of the tail to cofuse the predetors from recognising the original head position.
Many butterflies of this family have close association with ants. Some species are proted by ants at their larval stage and the ants in return receive suger rich honey-dew from them.
We have spotted the following species of this family:
- The Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon) Read more
- The Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) Read More
- The Pale Grass Blue (Pseudozizeeria maha) Read More
- The Common Cerulean (Jamides celeno) Read More