Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

Prosotas lutea

Brown Lineblue Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Prosotas lutea
Family : Lycaenidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : All types of wildlife habitat
Description : Upperside brown-blue with white margin. Forewings and hindwings almost identical. Underside has four black spots on the hindwing. The body is of a brown-white colour. There is a unique morphotype which is white with broad black spots and black bands.This tiny species was recently discovered in Singapore. Sightings of adults have typically been in the vicinity of its local host plant, either visiting flowers on nearby flowering shrubs/herbs or puddling on wet ground. In flight, they can easily be mistaken as other similarly-sized Lineblues. A definite identification can only be made when the butterfly perches briefly and allows its trademark hindwing marginal spot in space 6 to be observed.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, photo credit & copyright: Syed Abbasmore information please contact with us.