Arhopala agaba

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Purple-glazed oakblue
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Arhopala
Species: A. agaba
Binomial name
Arhopala agaba
(Hewitson, 1862)

Amblypodia agaba Hewitson, 1862

Arhopala agaba, the purple-glazed oakblue, (sometimes placed in Amblypodia)[1] is a small butterfly found from India to Thailand, Langkawi, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia to the Philippines and Sumatra that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.


The butterfly occurs in India from Manipur to northern Myanmar and from Karens to southern Myanmar.[2] It is not rare from Karens to southern Myanmar, but rare elsewhere.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Card for agaba in LepIndex. Accessed 16 June 2007.
  2. ^ a b Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society. p. 26, ser no H49.32. 

External links[edit]

  • Asahi Correctly determined photos of A. agaba (as Arhopala agaba from the Philippines).