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Poritia pleurata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Poritia pleurata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Poritia
Rank  Species
Poritia pleurata
Similar  Poritia erycinoides, Poritia hewitsoni, Simiskina, Poritia

Poritia pleurata, the green gem, is a small butterfly found in India, Myanmar and South Asia that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

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Range

It ranges from Manipur in India to Myanmar. As per Savela it is found in Manipur, Burma, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaya and Langkawi Islands.

Status

Rare as per Wynter-Blyth.

Description

It is a small butterfly with a 30 to 40 mm wingspan. The basal half or more of the cell in upper forewing is blue. There are apical and terminal spots in 2 and 3, though these may be absent in the dry-season form. The upper forewing of the females do not have a yellow patch.

References

Poritia pleurata Wikipedia


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