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Purple Sapphire Butterfly

Heliophorus epicles

Description:

Looks like two different butterflies...but is just the Purple Sapphire butterfly with wings folded and wings open. Stunning difference in colour.

Habitat:

Suntaley Khola is a remote hilly and forested area by the River Murty. This butterfly was spotted in the garden of the resort we stayed in.

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SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

West Bengal, India

Spotted on Jun 8, 2016
Submitted on Jun 12, 2016

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