20 June 2012

Random Gallery - Arhopala aurea

Random Butterfly Gallery
(Arhopala aurea)

Sightings of the very rare Arhopala aurea are limited to a few locations around the Central Catchment Nature Reserves in Singapore.  However, they have been quite regularly sighted over the years.  Males are a brassy green on the upperside with a slight bluish tint at the wing bases.  Females are the usual Arhopala purple.  This excellent shot of Arhopala aurea was taken by ButterflyCircle member Sunny Chir in June 2012. Sightings of this species are few and far between, so this shot is extra special in terms of photographic quality and the pristine specimen of this rare Lycaenid.