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Common Name : Purple Sapphire
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Heliophorus epicles (Fruhstorfer)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 28 - 34 mm
Colour : Upperside shining purple with black border. Underside bright yellow.
Habit : One of most beautiful butterfly of West Bengal; commonly found in the thick forests of North Bengal; They are sun-loving, found along forested paths, fast flier, fly close to ground for short distance and also visits flowers and damp patches.
Larval Host Plants : Polygonum spp., Rumex hastatus
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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