Anthene lycaenina miya

Pointed Ciliate Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Anthene
Species: lycaenina
Subspecies: miya
Common Name: Pointed Ciliate Blue
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The hindwing possesses a few very fine tails which are an extension of the cilia. The uppersides of the male are silvery blue. The distinguishing feature of this species is the single black spot on the underside of the hindwings near the costal area.

Habitat & Habits
This butterfly is one of three species of the genus Anthene which is found in Malaysia and Singapore. Only Anthene lycaenina miya, together with its close relative, Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus goberus), are found in Singapore. However, Anthene lycaenina miya is less often encountered. I have observed males of this species feeding on moist spots along muddy tracks in the Mandai area of Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Anthene lycaenina miya

Pointed Ciliate Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Anthene
Species: lycaenina
Subspecies: miya
Common Name: Pointed Ciliate Blue
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The hindwing possesses a few very fine tails which are an extension of the cilia. The uppersides of the male are silvery blue. The distinguishing feature of this species is the single black spot on the underside of the hindwings near the costal area.

Habitat & Habits
This butterfly is one of three species of the genus Anthene which is found in Malaysia and Singapore. Only Anthene lycaenina miya, together with its close relative, Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus goberus), are found in Singapore. However, Anthene lycaenina miya is less often encountered. I have observed males of this species feeding on moist spots along muddy tracks in the Mandai area of Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos





Anthene lycaenina miya

Pointed Ciliate Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Anthene
Species: lycaenina
Subspecies: miya
Common Name: Pointed Ciliate Blue
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The hindwing possesses a few very fine tails which are an extension of the cilia. The uppersides of the male are silvery blue. The distinguishing feature of this species is the single black spot on the underside of the hindwings near the costal area.

Habitat & Habits
This butterfly is one of three species of the genus Anthene which is found in Malaysia and Singapore. Only Anthene lycaenina miya, together with its close relative, Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus goberus), are found in Singapore. However, Anthene lycaenina miya is less often encountered. I have observed males of this species feeding on moist spots along muddy tracks in the Mandai area of Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos