Apefly

Spalgis epeus

''Spalgis epeus'', the apefly, is a small butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family. It gets its name from the supposed resemblance of its pupa to the face of an ape.
Apefly butterfly (Spalgis epeus)  Apefly,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spalgis epeus

Naming

*''S. e. epeus''
⤷ ''S. e. dilama''
⤷ ''S. e. fangola''
⤷ ''S. e. nubilus'' Moore, [1884]
⤷ ''S. e. pharnus'' Felder, 1860
⤷ ''S. e. semperi'' Fruhstorfer, 1919
⤷ ''S. e. strigatus'' Semper, 1889
⤷ ''S. e. substrigata''
⤷ ''S. e. titius'' Fruhstorfer, 1919
Apefly butterfly - Spalgis epeus  Apefly,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spalgis epeus

Behavior

The caterpillars of this butterfly, like other members of the subfamily Miletinae, are entomophagous and are predators of scale insects. The species unlike many other lycaenid butterflies is not myrmecophilous.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusSpalgis
SpeciesS. epeus
Photographed in
Indonesia
Sri Lanka