Anthene emolus goberus

Fruhstorfer 1916 - Common Ciliate Blue

A very common species, often found on roads and paths, and also attracted to human sweat. Found throughtout the islands.

Flight Period



23 - 29mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume 1, Page 507.

Larval Foodplant

Cassia fistula (Caesalpiniaceae), Combretum latifolium (Combretaceae), Syzygium jambos (Myrtaceae), Heynea trijuga (Meliaceae), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae), Litchi chinensis (Sapindaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacariaceae), Nephelium lappaceum (Sapindaceae), Saraca indica and Saraca thaipingensis (Caesalpiniaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Singapore and Borneo. Other subspecies from Southern India to Burma and Northern Thailand.