Zizula hylax pygmaea

Snellen 1876 - Tiny Grass Blue

This is the smallest butterfly in Thailand.

It is to be found in fields and roadside verges.

Flight Period



11 - 15mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume2, Page 563.

Larval Foodplant

Hygrophila erecta, Ruellia tuberosa (both Acanthaceae) and Clerodendrum incisum (Labiatae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Another subspecies may be found from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Myanmar and the rest of Thailand trough to Indo-China.