• Common Name : Cornelian
  • Scientific Name : Deudorix epijarbas (Moore)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 34-38mm
  • Colour : The males are orange red above, with black bordering on the forewings, whilst the female is dark brown and unmarked.
  • Habit : The Cornelian frequents similar locations like its close cousins, the Rapalas. Indeed, it flies with the strong rapid flight like the Rapala species. Photographed at Hatibari, West Midnapore.
  • Larval Host Plants : Aesculus indicus, fruit of the pomegranate.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal