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Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Common Acacia Blue
Surendra quercetorum   MOORE, 1858
Family - LYCAENIDAE
subfamily - THECLINAE
Tribe -
Surendra quercetorum, Ultapani, Assam, India  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Surendra comprises of 4 species variously distributed across south-east Asia.
Surendra quercetorum is recorded from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, south China and Vietnam but undoubtedly also occurs in Bhutan, Thailand and peninsular Malaysia.
Habitats
This species can be found in primary rainforest but also occurs in disturbed or secondary forest. It can be found at elevations between about 200-800m.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplant is Acacia ( Mimosaceae ).
Adult behaviour
Males are usually encountered singly, either perching on foliage, or imbibing moisture from the ground. They always rest with the wings held erect.

 

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