Species: Euchrysops cnejus cnejus (Fabricius, 1798)
Common name(s): The Gram Blue
Photography location: Hanoi
The genus Euchrysops comprises of 31 species, all but one of which are Afrotropical in distribution. The remaining species, E. cnejus, is found from India to the South Pacific and Australia.
E. cnejus is primarily a savannah species but is invasive in degraded forest habitats, farmland, urban parks...
Upperwings of male are pale purplish suffused with a bluish shade, apparent only in certain lights
The female is darker above, and its hindwing has submarginal spots bordered with a dark sinuate line and larger and more prominent orange-crowned tornal spots in spaces 1b and 2