Centaur oakblue or dull oakblue [Arhopala centaurus] is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.
^ How to correctly handle a butterfly [Jacintha Eggfly/Hypolimnas misippus misippus]
The Danaid Eggfly, Mimic, or Diadem [Hypolimnas misippus] is a widespread species of nymphalid butterfly. It is well known for polymorphism and mimicry. Males are blackish with distinctive white spots that are fringed in blue. Females are in multiple forms that include male like forms while others closely resemble the toxic butterflies Danaus chrysippus and Danaus plexippus. They are found across Africa, Asia, and Australia.
^ Tailless Line Blue Butterfly mating. They are so tiny. Both of them smaller than my friend’s tip of pointer finger.
Wingspan: 112–122 mm.
^ Sipping sap or juice from a tiny hole on mangrove plant air root.
This butterfly is widely distributed across parts of India, Myanmar, Indo China, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesian archipelago and the Philippines.
^ Euploea mulciber mulciber [Striped Blue Crow] is a common butterfly in Singapore.
Euploea mulciber, the striped blue crow, is a butterfly found in India and Southeast Asia that belongs to the crows and tigers, that is, the danaid group of the brush-footed butterflies family.
Having caught this couple on camera, a number of questions came to mind. What species? Which one is the female? Well, the answers are in this wonderful blog: Butterfly of Singapore.
Euploea is a genus of milkweed butterflies. The species are generally dark in coloration, often quite blackish, for which reason they are commonly called crows. As usual for their subfamily, they are poisonous due to feeding on milkweeds and other toxic plants as caterpillars. The latter are aposematically colored to warn off predators from eating them, and the adult butterflies are often mimicked by unrelated species which are not or less poisonous.