Long-banded Silverline - Cigaritis lohita

Cigaritis is a Lycaenid butterfly genus with distributions in the Indo-Malayan realm, the Afrotropical realm, and parts of adjacent Asian regions.

Hugues-Fleury Donzel, a French entomologist who specializes in butterflies and moths, was the first to describe the genus (1847). Entomologists have described at least 71 species of Cigaritis members.

This afternoon, I found one of the Cigaritis species. Based on its physical characteristics, I can identify it as the Cigaritis lohita, also known as the long-banded silverline.

What are the physical characteristics of the butterfly? You can see that in the photos below.






All of the images here are my own work, taken with Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.


Nice shots. Seeing the fur on the back of the blue one is really cool

Thanks for dropping by. Yup, this is one of the beautiful Sumatran butterflies.