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Common Name : Golden Sapphire


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Scientific Name : Heliophorus brahma (Moore)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 30 - 38 mm
Colour : UN bright yellow with dark discal lines.Male golden coppery on UP.
Habit : Flight not very fast, but quick on the wing. Flies in the Himalayas between 1200-2400 mt. Keeps low level on flowers and stones. Seen along forest paths.
Larval Host Plants : Rumex spp.
Location : Himalayan West Bengal
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