Zizina otis lampa

Lesser Grass Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Zizina
Species: otis
Subspecies: lampa
Common Name: Lesser Grass Blue
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Lesser Grass Blue is rather common and can sometimes be abundant in localised areas. It is a small butterfly and is usually found flying close to the ground in open sunlit grassy patches. The male is dull purplish blue above whilst the female is brown. The underside is grey with a series of small dark spots on the fore- and hindwings.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is more often observed outside the nature reserves, in suburban areas where the host plant, Desmodium triflorum can be found growing as a weed. As it is so small, it is often overlooked as it flutters feebly amongst the roadside weeds, searching out small flowers as it feeds.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Zizina otis lampa

Lesser Grass Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Zizina
Species: otis
Subspecies: lampa
Common Name: Lesser Grass Blue
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Lesser Grass Blue is rather common and can sometimes be abundant in localised areas. It is a small butterfly and is usually found flying close to the ground in open sunlit grassy patches. The male is dull purplish blue above whilst the female is brown. The underside is grey with a series of small dark spots on the fore- and hindwings.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is more often observed outside the nature reserves, in suburban areas where the host plant, Desmodium triflorum can be found growing as a weed. As it is so small, it is often overlooked as it flutters feebly amongst the roadside weeds, searching out small flowers as it feeds.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos





Zizina otis lampa

Lesser Grass Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Zizina
Species: otis
Subspecies: lampa
Common Name: Lesser Grass Blue
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Lesser Grass Blue is rather common and can sometimes be abundant in localised areas. It is a small butterfly and is usually found flying close to the ground in open sunlit grassy patches. The male is dull purplish blue above whilst the female is brown. The underside is grey with a series of small dark spots on the fore- and hindwings.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is more often observed outside the nature reserves, in suburban areas where the host plant, Desmodium triflorum can be found growing as a weed. As it is so small, it is often overlooked as it flutters feebly amongst the roadside weeds, searching out small flowers as it feeds.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos