Arhopala dodonaea

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Pale Himalayan oakblue
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Male,Courvoisier Collection, Basel
Male on left, the female is always larger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Arhopala
Species: A. dodonaea
Binomial name
Arhopala dodonaea
Moore, 1857[verification needed]

Amblypodia dodonaea (Moore, 1857)[verification needed]

Arhopala dodonaea, the pale Himalayan oakblue, (sometimes placed in Amblypodia)[1] is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.


The butterfly occurs in India (Kumaon) and Pakistan.[2] Afghanistan, Northwest Himalaya - Sikkim, Chitral.


William Harry Evans reported that the species was common in 1932.[2]

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Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ Card for dodonaea 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. 266, ser no H49.50.