Poritia sumatrae sumatrae

Sumatran Gem

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Poritiinae
Genus Poritia
Species: sumatrae
Subspecies: sumatrae
Common Name: Sumatran Gem
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The males of this species are a bright metallic green with thick black apices covering the cells on the forewings. It is a pretty butterfly. The females are light purple above with reddish streaks. The underside is reddish brown with striations. The legs of the butterfly are banded.

Habitat & Habits
The Sumatran Gem is a rather rare butterfly in Singapore, and only makes its appearance occasionally. Of the genus Poritia, only Poritia philota philota is found in Singapore, besides Poritia sumatrae sumatrae. The species usually flies in bright sunshine early in the morning and settles on leaves with its wings closed or semi-open.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
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Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Pupa

Poritia sumatrae sumatrae

Sumatran Gem

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Poritiinae
Genus Poritia
Species: sumatrae
Subspecies: sumatrae
Common Name: Sumatran Gem
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The males of this species are a bright metallic green with thick black apices covering the cells on the forewings. It is a pretty butterfly. The females are light purple above with reddish streaks. The underside is reddish brown with striations. The legs of the butterfly are banded.

Habitat & Habits
The Sumatran Gem is a rather rare butterfly in Singapore, and only makes its appearance occasionally. Of the genus Poritia, only Poritia philota philota is found in Singapore, besides Poritia sumatrae sumatrae. The species usually flies in bright sunshine early in the morning and settles on leaves with its wings closed or semi-open.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Pupa




Poritia sumatrae sumatrae

Sumatran Gem

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Poritiinae
Genus Poritia
Species: sumatrae
Subspecies: sumatrae
Common Name: Sumatran Gem
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The males of this species are a bright metallic green with thick black apices covering the cells on the forewings. It is a pretty butterfly. The females are light purple above with reddish streaks. The underside is reddish brown with striations. The legs of the butterfly are banded.

Habitat & Habits
The Sumatran Gem is a rather rare butterfly in Singapore, and only makes its appearance occasionally. Of the genus Poritia, only Poritia philota philota is found in Singapore, besides Poritia sumatrae sumatrae. The species usually flies in bright sunshine early in the morning and settles on leaves with its wings closed or semi-open.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Pupa