Jamides alecto ageladas

Fruhstorfer 1915 - Metallic Caerulean

A member of the elpis subgroup. This is the most common of this group, where the post-discal band on the forewing underside is completely dislocated at vein 3.

It is to be found in wooded environments.

Flight Period



27 - 35mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Boesenbergia pandurata and Elettaria cardamomum (both Zingiberaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra. Many other subspecies to be found from India, through Nepal, Myanmar to Northern Thailand and throughout Indo-China to Sulawesi and the Philippines.