Heliophorus epicles

Heliophorus epicles Godart, 1823 – Purple Sapphire
Family- Lycaenidae


A male on grass blade. Keokradong, Bandarban. 03-10-2012

Dorsal view of a male individual. Theikhong, Bandarban. 06-10-2012

Ventral view of a male. Theikhong, Bandarban. 06-10-2012

Status: Rare. Habit and Habitat: Found in high elevation of above 3,235 ft. Often seen busking with wing open. Local Distribution: Northeast and Southeast hilly forest of Bangladesh. Range: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.