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Heliophorus sena. (26)
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Heliophorus sena (Kollar 1844),
Lycaenidae (Blues).

Now seen from above: A female of the Sorrel Sapphire, Heliophorus sena, endemic in the Himalayas, here sitting in the Gardens of the Tara Training and Research Academy in Rakkar near Dharamsala, at an elevation of approx. 1300m above sea level, at 8:43 in the morning of 7th April, 2012.

Larval food plant: Rumex hastatus. Locations preferred: flower rich steep slopes near rivers.

Another view from above, and the underside.

Literature: Manari Greeshma: On the presence of Aglais cashmirensis Kollar (Nymphalidae) and Heliophorus sena Kollar (Lycaenidae) in Rupa, Arunachal Pradesh, India. In: Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | August 2010 | 2(9): 1165-1166.

http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2010/August/o238426viii101165-1166.pdf

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR, sRGB, 4608x3456 pixels, f/4, 1/140 sec, ISO-100, bias: -0.7, 17mm (equiv. 97 mm full frame SLR), no tripod, no flash, 2012-04-07: 08:43.

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Another view.
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Heliophorus sena, female,
Rakkar near Dharamsala.
Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR, 4608x3456 pixels, f/4, 5/160 sec, ISO-100, bias: -0.7, 24mm (equiv. 137 mm full frame SLR), no tripod, no flash, 2012-04-07: 08:36.

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The Gardens of the Tara Training and Research Academy in Rakkar near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, April 7, 2012.