Arhopala abseus ophiala

Corbet 1941 - Aberrant Oakblue

This is a small member of the Arhopala genus, which is one of the hardest to identify with any certainty. It is likely to provide a link between the two genera, Arhopala and Flos.

It is, like nearly all of the species of the Genus, a forest dweller. It is one of the more common of the species found on Samui.

Flight Period



28 - 32mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplant

Hopea pachycarpa and Hopea odorata (Dipterocarpaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, south to Singapore. Other subspecies from India to the Philippines.