Tuesday 29 August 2023

Pale Grass Blue

Pale Grass Blue (Pseudozizeeria maha, 酢浆灰蝶). Mating pair. A small white butterfly found from India to Japan, they are easy to identity with their distinctive series of spots. From early spring to late autumn they are ubiquitous in Changsha and they might well be the most common butterfly here. In the wet spring, their undersides are more distinctly brownish grey (male) or brownish black (female), but in our current dry season their underside wings are paler, though the male retains more of its brown.

Pale Grass Blue Maiting Pair at Xianjia Lake