The Great Spotted Blue (Phengaris atroguttata) is a small butterfly found in India and Myanmar that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.
The butterfly was earlier known as Polyommatus atroguttata
It is found in Nagaland
and the Chin Hills
The butterfly ranges from 44 to 48 mm. The butterfly is white with pale blue suffusion, and, also a dark border on the forewing. The male butterfly has very large black discal spots showing through from below. These are darkened in above in the case of the female butterfly.
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