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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Emelina Grass Blue
Zizina emelina  DE L'ORZA, 1869
Family - LYCAENIDAE
subfamily - POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe - POLYOMMATINI
Zizina emelina Yunnan, China Tony Hoare
Introduction
There are 5 Zizina species. By far the commonest and most widespread is otis which is distributed from India to New Zealand. The others were formerly all considered to be subspecies of otis but are now recognised as distinct species. They are antanossa which occurs throughout Africa, labradus which is found in Australia, oxleyi which is endemic to New Zealand and emelina which appears to be confined to Tibet and western China.
Habitats
To be completed.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplants are unrecorded for emelina, but are presumably the same as those used by otis, i.e. Mimosa, Zornia, Sesbania, Alysicarpus, Lotus and Indigofera etc ( Fabaceae ).
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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