Record of the Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly Brephidium exilis (Boisduval, 1852) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City, Kuwait

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Mike Pope
Manickam Nithyanandan


The first confirmed record of Western Pygmy Blue butterfly Brephidium exilis from Kuwait is reported, with notes on its habitat.


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