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The Blue Oakleaf is a butterfly found in India. The underside appears like a leaf complete with midrib while the upperside is brilliantly colored.

Males and females indigo-blue. Fore wing; with a broad, oblique, slightly curved, sinuous-edged, pale blue band, turning to white on the anterior half; the distance measured on the costa of the outer edge of thin band greater than half the length of the wing from the base; its inner margin bordered by short, obliquely-placed, detached linear black markings; apical area beyond the band jet-black, with a preapical whites spot; medial hyaline spots, the lower varying in size, in interspaces 2 and 3. Hind wing uniform, the costa and apex broadly and the abdominal fold brown ; vein 1 with long soft greyish-brown hairs along its length,extending also over the abdominal fold.

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Blue Oakleaf UP
Blue Oakleaf UP
Blue Oakleaf underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra
Blue Oakleaf underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra
Blue Oakleaf upperwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra
Blue Oakleaf underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra
Blue Oakleaf underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra
Blue Oakleaf underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra