Plain Hedge Blue

Celastrina lavendularis
Celastrina lavendularis
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Celastrina lavendularis, the plain hedge blue, is a small butterfly found in Sri Lanka, India, and Indomalayan realm that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

Plain Hedge Blue

Celastrina lavendularis

Is Plain Hedge Blue harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Lycaenidae
genus: Celastrina


"Male. Upperside dark lavender-blue, with an extremely narrow black outer marginal border. Female paler, and of a purple lavender-blue. Forewing with the base of the costa and an outer band black. Hindwing with black anterior border and marginal row of prominent pale-bordered black spots. Cilia white, with inner black border. Underside greyish-white. Forewing with dusky-black streak at end of the cell, a discal series of oblique spots, and marginal row of small spots enclosed by a dentated line. Hindwing with three black subbasal spots, some specimens with a smaller spot at base of subcostal and another at base of lower median vein, a curved series of seven discal spots, and a marginal row of spots enclosed by a dentate line." - Frederic Moore


The butterfly was earlier known as Lycaenopsis lavendularis Moore.


It is found in Sri Lanka, India and Yunnan.