Family LycaenidaeThis is the second largest family of butterflies.
|Malayan Gem (Poritia philota philota)||Sumatran Gem (Poritia sumatrae sumatrae)|
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|Moth Butterfly (Liphyra brassolis abbreviata)||Bigg's Brownie (Miletus biggsii biggsii)||Brown-band Brownie (Miletus gopara gopara)||Great Brownie (Miletus symethus petronius )|
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|Lesser Darkie (Allotinus unicolor unicolor)||Pale Mottle (Logania marmorata damis)||Apefly (Spalgis epius epius)|
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|Malayan Sunbeam (Curetis santana malayica)||Sumatran Sunbeam (Curetis saronis sumatrana)|
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Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis puspa lambi)
It has medium black spots on the hind and fore underwings. There are 8 species of these blues in Singapore. They are similar to each other in that they have pale underwings with black spots.
Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon rosimon)
It has many big black spots on the underwing.
Elbowed Pierrot (Caleta elna elvira)
It has the most black on the underwing than the rest. In fact, some of the black spots are so large that they connect to form an elbow.
Quaker (Neopithecops zalmora zalmora)
Like the Common Hedge Blue, but it has a medium black spot on the hind underwings.
The Malayan (Megisba malaya sikkima)
Like the Common Hedge Blue, but it has a few medium black spots on the hind underwings.
Lesser Grass Blue (Zizina otis lampa)
The underwings are pale with small black spots, like the Pale and Pygmy Grass Blues. However, it differs from them by having less distinct bands or spots on the trailing edge of the underwings.
Pygmy Grass Blue (Zizula hylax pygmaea)
Like the Lesser Grass Blue, but the trailing edge of the underwings is lined by a few dark bands.
Pale Grass Blue (Zizeeria maha serica)
Like the Lesser Grass Blue, but the trailing edge of the underwings is lined by dark spots.
Cycad Blue (Chilades pandava pandava)
Also known as Plains Cupid. Looks like Gram Blue and Indian Cupid. All three have four black spots, in addition to mainly two black spots which are surrounded by an orange colour, all on the underside of the hindwing. It can be distinguished from them by the orange colour around more than two black spots on the underside of the hindwings. Some specimens may show five spots instead of four.
Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus cnejus)
Similar to Indian Cupid, but two distinct orange patches can still be made out.
Indian Cupid (Everes lacturnus rileyi)
Similar to Cycad Blue but the two black spots in the orange colour are prominent and the orange is more extensive than Gram Blue's.
Silver Royal (Ancema blanka blanka)
It lacks the four black spots of the above three species, but has orange colour around the two hind black spots on the underside of the hindwing. The underwings are silvery in colour.
Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus goberus)
It has only one lower black spot instead of four and there is only one black spot in the orange area.
Pointed Ciliate Blue (Anthene lycaenina miya)
It has only one higher black spot instead of four and there is only one black spot in the orange area.
Forget-Me-Not (Catochrysops strabo strabo)
It has only two black spot instead of four and there is only one black spot in the orange area.
Silver Forget-Me-Not (Catochrysops panormus exiguus)
It is similar to Forget-Me-Not, but the orange is less extensive and does not stretch to the bottom of the hindwing.
Ancrya Blue (Catopyrops ancyra)
Differs from those above by having wide stripes on the underwings.
Pea Blue (Lampides boeticus)
Also known as Long-tailed Blue. It looks like Ancrya Blue, but differs by having black eyes.
Pitcher Blue (Virachola kessuma)
Differs from Ancrya and Pea Blues above by having white stripes on the underwings.
Common Caerulean (Jamides celeno aelianus)This species has much more white dashes on the underwings and these dashes form long bands. These bands are also more uniformly spread.
Metallic Caerulean (Jamides alecto ageladas)
Similar to Common Caerulean, but it has two white dashes missing from the top edge of the under forewings. Also, some of the white bands on the under hindwing intersect to form acute angles.
Dark Caerulean (Jamides bochus nabonassar)
It has much thinner white dashes and the dashes do not form long bands.
Solider Caerulean (Jamides malaccanus malaccanus)
It has the thickest and most straight white bands. It also lacks the black linings on the edge of the wings.
Glistering Caerulean (Jamides elpis pseudelpis)
Similar to Metallic Caerulean, but the dashes on the under hindwings form long bands and do not intersect to form acute angles.
Sky Blue (Jamides caeruleus caeruleus)
Similar to Metallic Caerulean, but the dashes gradually gets thinner closer to the body.
Common Disc Oakblue (Arhopala epimuta epiala)
There are 16 species of Oakblues (genus Arhopala) in Singapore. They have blue colour around the black ocellus.
Branded Imperial (Eooxylides tharis distanti)
It differs from the Common Imperial by having more black patterns in the white region.
Common Red Flash (Rapala iarbus iarbus)
There are 7 species of Flashes (genus Rapala) and 2 species of Cornelians (genus Deudorix) in Singapore.