Species Details

@Sabbir Hussain Khan,Bangladesh

Cigaritis ictis

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Scientific Name : Cigaritis ictis
Family : Lycaenidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : All types of wildlife habitat
Description : The male butterfly has brown uppersides with a purplish reflection. The forewings have a variable-sized triangular orange patch with blackish bars. The hindwings have a rufous-grey abdominal space and a dull greyish-orange anal patch with blackish spots. Both wings have blackish-brown marginal lines and white cilia. The undersides are pale, dull ochreous-grey with pale ochreous-brown bands edged with silvery scales. The female is similar but with brighter orange-red anal patches and larger anal spots. Antennae are black with white dots on the sides, and the head and body match the wing coloration.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, www.dilmahconservation.org;photo credit & copyright: Sabbir Hussain hanmore information please contact with us.