Sorrel Sapphire Butterfly

The Sorrel Sapphire (Heliophorus sena) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae (Blues family). It's found in hilly areas of Pakistan and I observed it in districts Buner and Haripur so far.

Sorrel Sapphire (Heliophorus sena) Butterfly
Upperside
Underside
Underside

7 comments:

Amir Weinstein said...

The flying beauty - great shoot

Andrea said...

Very beautiful Birdy, haven't seen that here! How do you let them open their wings just like that for the photos, hehe. Is it also a swallowtail? I realized the swallowtails don't just alight on a flower steadily, but always fluttering their wings, so difficult to take photos. As you can see in my previous post, they are fluttering always.

babbler said...

That is such a beautiful and delicate butterfly, I would not know it exists if I did not stumble upon your fine blog! Loved it!
Love from "Mrs. Slug" of Adventures of Mr. Slug and Friends

birdy said...

Thanks Amir for the appreciation.

Thanks Andrea! I do nothing, but just wait, sometime for a very long time to get a meaningful set of pictures. There is a more then two years gape between these two shots.
No, it's not swallowtail. Swallowtails belong to family Papilionidae. This butterfly belongs to family Lycaenidae and some species in this family have tails like this.

Thanks Babbler for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's much appreciated.

kanak7 said...

Birdy, although we have many of the butterflies from the Blues family, I have never come across this one. It's really beautiful.

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birdy said...

Thanks Kanak For the comment. I'm sure they must exist in most parts of India.

@ AllArounArt: Thanks for the comment and adding my blog. I will certainly visit your blog and will add a link back to your blog.