17 December 2023

Balkan Blue - Deffi Park

 The Balkan BlueTarucus balkanicus is a small butterfly that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family. It is found in Mauritania, Niger (the Aïr region), Sudan (Khartoum), Uganda, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, North Africa, the Balkans, western Asia, parts of central Asia and in India. The habitat consists of very arid savanna. The larvae feed on Ziziphus species. It is tailed with its underside white with a prominent black streak from the base of both wings. Markings normally black. Continuous sub marginal bands of connected black streaks.