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Dark Grass Blue
Zizeeria karsandra



The dark grass blue is closely related to the African grass blue, found in southern Europe and the Canaries and like that species is a very small butterfly. Its European distribution is limited to Malta, Sicily and parts of North Africa (Algeria and Tunisia). I first found it flying in the cemetery where my grandfather is buried, in Kolkata.







When I revisited India in 2012 on a school trip I found this species commonly in Mumbai and Tirupur: