Spalgis epius

Spalgis epius epius Westwood, 1852 – Common Apefly
Family- Lycaenidae



Female. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 05-01-2014


Male. Dorsal view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 05-01-2014


Female. Ventral view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-07-2012


Female. Ventral view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-07-2012


Female. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 05-01-2014


Male. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 07-01-2014


Male. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 21-12-2014


Male. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 21-12-2014

Status: Uncommon. Habit and Habitat: Flying rapidly and fluttering. Found in well vegetated areas, mixed evergreen forest, deciduous forest and hilly areas. Seen single and perch on bushes. Male shows territorial behavior. It lays eggs on nymphs, eggs and adult Mealybugs. It’s larvae are hemipterophagous and fed on Mealybug. Local Distribution: Widely distributed. Range: Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Singapore

Published: 26/10/2016