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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Polyommatinae > Polyommatini > Zizina

Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787) – Lesser Grass Blue

Subspecies in India:

(1) Zizina otis otis (Fabricius, 1787) – Oriental Lesser Grass Blue
(2) Zizina otis indica (Murray, 1874) – Indian Lesser Grass Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Amaranthus viridis (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Amaranthaceae). Alysicarpus vaginalis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Desmodium heterophyllum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Desmodium triflorum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Sesbania bispinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia diphylla (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Zornia gibbosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia reticulata (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2020. Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787) – Lesser Grass Blue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/829/Zizina-otis
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