| Male: The upper sides of both
wings are a uniform pale non-metallic cerulean blue with
a narrow black submarginal band on the forewing. The
outer margin of the hind wing has a row of small black
Female: The upper side is similar in color to that of
the male, though much paler. The forewing apex is black,
and the marginal band is wider than in the male. The
submarginal spots on the upper surface of the hind wing
are large with a black lunular line above it.
Milky Cerulean and Metallic Cerulean. More information.
It is the commonest of all ceruleans and is found all
year round . It is found in forest habitats as well as
in cultivated areas and homesteads.
An active little butterfly most likely to be encountered
among overgrown low brush, hedges or forest glades. It
prefers partial shade to full sun. Its flight is
somewhat weak and it stays near the ground, except when
the females are looking for larval host plants when they
me be seen higher up. Both sexes visit flowers. They
also love to settle on the tips of leaves of bushes or
trees at some height and bask in the sun with their
wings slightly opened. The male is not very fond of