Lang's Short-tailed Blue Butterfly Leptotes pirithous

Lang's Short-tailed Blue butterfly
Lang's short-tailed Blue
Lang's Short-tailed Blue butterfly doesn't have the broad white streak near the border of the underside wings visible in the Long-tailed Blue and, as its name suggests, has somewhat shorter "tails".
Pair of Lang's Short-tailed Blue butterflies Pair of Lang's Short-tailed Blue butterflies.
Langs Short-tailed Blue The "tails" and "eyespots" deceive predators to peck at the wrong end.
Lang's short-tailed butterfly
Male Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Male Lang's Blue
Lang's short-tailed butterfly
Lang's male (photos left and centre above), a little similar to a dull Common Blue from the topside with eyespots and tail.
Female Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Female Lang's Blue
Female Lang's Blue butterfly
Lang's female (the one in the foreground) with an iridescent blue patch on topside of wings.