Arhopala asinarus tonguva

Grose-Smith 1887 - Broad-banded Oakblue

A medium sized tailless species, which, unlike the majority of Arhopalas, seems to prefer secondary vegetation to full forest.

It is very local on the Island, and many can bee seen on a single tree, whilst completely ignoring other trees of the same species nearby.

Flight Period

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30 - 36mm

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known


Southern Peninsular Thailand, Assam to Myanmar. Another subspecies is found in Indo-China, Central and Eastern Thailand, and the Northern parts of the Peninsular.