Arhopala ariana ariana

Evans 1925 - Pinkish-washed Oakblue

The English name for this species is somewhat misleading, any pinkish wash is only likely in the most pristine specimens, and is soon lost. It is very similar to A. elopura, but the markings are stronger.

As is usual with this genus, it can only be found in well wooded areas. It is not uncommon.

Flight Period



31 - 35mm

Early Stages

Not known

Larval Foodplant

Not known.


Peninsular and Eastern Thailand (Absent from the North), Southern Myanmar, Cambodia and S. Vietnam. A second subspecies flies in Malaysia, apparently only on the Langkawi Islands.