Anthene lycaenina miya

R. Felder 1868 - Pointed Ciliate Blue

This is a much scarcer species than its relative, A. emolus, though it can be found throughout the year. It can be distinguished by the presence of a black spot at the base of cell 7, on the underside of the hindwing.

Generally found in open ground, amongst secondary vegetation.

Flight Period

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23 - 29mm

Early Stages

Not fully known.

Larval Foodplant

Acacia pennata (Mimosaceae) and Buchanania latifolia (Anacardiaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Andamans. Other subspecies found in India, Northern Thailand, Cambodia through to the Philippines..