Chilades pandava pandava: Cycad Blue, Plains Cupid Butterfly


Chilades pandava pandava, belongs to the Lycaenidae family, they are small with average wingspan of the butterfly is 13-15mm.

They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family [Cycas revoluta: ornamental Sago Palm or other palms].


^ Courting dance 🙂

^ Upper wing

^ Translucent wings

More reading and photos about Chidales pandava pandava @

Photos:  Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 20110222; AHBT, Singapore 20120616.

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