|Common Hedge Blue
Acytolepis puspa federi, Toxopeus
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Common Hedge Blue on wet soil
The Common Hedge Blue has a wingspan of 25-30 mm. In the male, the upper side is a shiny violet blue with a black border along the outer margin and a black apex. The hind wing has a prominent white patch on the upper side. The female has much less blue, more distinct white patches, and wider black marginal bands. Both sexes have a row of black submarginal spots on the upper side hind wing. The ground colour of the undersides is white with black spots and irregular markings, its submarginal row of spots is capped by a lunular gray line.
Status, distribution and habitat
Danaidae | Satyridae | Amathusiidae | Nymphalidae | Acraeidea | Libytheidae | Riodinidae | Lycaenidae | Pieridae | Papilionidae | Hesperidae