Prosotas dubiosa

Prosotas dubiosa

The Tailless Lineblue (Prosotas dubiosa) is a species of blue butterfly found in Asia. It is called the Small Purple Line Blue in Australia.


The butterfly occurs in Sri Lanka and peninsular India and Himalayas from Sikkim to Assam. The range extends onto Myanmar and Yunnan, and, possibly Thailand. Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo and Java. Possibly Philippines and Sulawesi. Further East the butterfly occurs in Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon islands. In Australia the butterfly occurs from Northern Australia to New South Wales (Coffs Harbour).

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See also


  • Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. [accessed 14 October 2006].
  • Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India
  • Gaonkar, Harish (1996) Butterflies of the Western Ghats, India (including Sri Lanka) - A Biodiversity Assessment of a threatened mountain system. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.
  • Haribal, Meena (1994) Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History.
  • Kunte,Krushnamegh (2005) Butterflies of Peninsular India. Universities Press.
  • Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera
  • Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

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