Surendra (butterfly)

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Male Surendra vivarna in Sulawesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Surendra
Moore, [1879]

Surendra is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. It belongs to the subfamily Theclinae often called hairstreaks. It is often grouped into the tribe Arhopalini along with its sister genera Arhopala, Flos and Semanga.[1] The genus is sometimes known by the common name acacia blues in reflection of the host plant of the larvae.



The species resides in Sri Lanka, India, China, Indochina, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Philippines and Sulawesi.


  1. ^ Vane-Wright R.I. & de Jong R. The Butterflies of Sulawesi, NMNH, 2003.
  2. ^ Pinratana A. Butterflies in Thailand, Volume 4, 1981.
  3. ^ Eliot J. N. (Editor), in The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, 4th Edition, 1992.
  4. ^ Surendra at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms