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Scientific Name : Spalgis epius
Family : Lycaenidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Low bushes
Description : Male:
Upper Side: Dull brown hue, somewhat darker towards the forewing's apex; also a roughly square-shaped whitish spot situated beyond the cell's apex on the same wing; in some examples, this spot might have a slightly blurred appearance. Lower Side: Pale, silky, brownish-white tone; both forewings and hindwings bear multiple, very slim, short, wavy, dark brown streaks that transverse the wings; these streaks are bordered outwardly by a slender brownish-white line, which is lighter than the base color. Both wings also showcase a preceding dark brown line along the edge, accompanied by a similar bordering on the inner side. Additionally, the forewing features an oval white spot beyond the cell. The cilia on both the forewings and hindwings match the color of the wing's base. The antennae, head, thorax, and abdomen are in a pale brown shade, while the antenna's club is ochraceous at its tip. Underneath: The palpi and thorax appear brownish-grey, and the abdomen is pale brown.

Upper Side: Slightly lighter brown tone. Forewing: The cell and apex exhibit a deeper shade; a white spot, akin to the male but larger, is present beyond the cell's apex; in most instances, this spot extends diffusely outward and downward. Hindwing: Resembles that of the male. Lower Side: Exactly mirrors the markings seen in the male.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, www.learnaboutbutterflies.com;photo credit:ashung (www.inaturalist.org/people/ashung ),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.