Arhopala agaba

Hewitson 1862 - Purple-glazed Oakblue

A rare species on Samui, discovered for the first time on 10 January 2012. The dark markings and closer relationship between the hindwing postdiscal spot 5 and the end-cell bar distinguish this species from any other found on the Islands.

It is to be found in and near forrested areas.

Flight Period



31 - 38mm

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known.


Ristricted within Myanmar, Western and Peninsular Thailand and Kedawi in Malaysia.