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Sorrel Sapphire This tiny beauty is common in Himalayas but still a beauty it is!!! I love the fact that in any biodiversity assessment you literally have to take efforts to have all the possible shots of these tiny creatures to reach species level identification and hence it makes them important in such assessments. I tried searching for etymology of its genus and I found that Helio means relating to sun and phorus is of origin. So sun is the origin of is what it means and its quite cool. In this lockdown I went a step ahead and imagined its wings arranged in a circle in order to get those flaming red-orange edges of the wing on the edge of a circle :-p. Thats enough of me fancying this beauty.  Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Canon,Canon 1200D,Geotagged,Heliophorus sena,India,IndianBiodiversity,IndianWildlife,Macro,Naturalist,Sorrel sapphire,Spring,WildHimachal,Wildlife of India Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Sorrel Sapphire

This tiny beauty is common in Himalayas but still a beauty it is!!! I love the fact that in any biodiversity assessment you literally have to take efforts to have all the possible shots of these tiny creatures to reach species level identification and hence it makes them important in such assessments. I tried searching for etymology of its genus and I found that Helio means relating to sun and phorus is of origin. So sun is the origin of is what it means and its quite cool. In this lockdown I went a step ahead and imagined its wings arranged in a circle in order to get those flaming red-orange edges of the wing on the edge of a circle :-p. Thats enough of me fancying this beauty.

    comments (5)

  1. What a great photo. Oh, and I like your “fancying”! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks mate!!! :-D Posted one year ago
  2. Such dynamic flash of colour/markings on these underwings. Quite the contrast to the more subtle colours on the dorsal surface. A wonderful shot, really showing its beauty. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks thanks! Posted one year ago
  3. A real beauty. Posted one year ago

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''Heliophorus sena'', the sorrel sapphire, is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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Uploaded May 10, 2020. Captured Jun 16, 2019 11:13 in Unnamed Road, Sai Kothi, Himachal Pradesh 176316, India.
  • Canon EOS 1200D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm