Subject: what is this butterfly
Location: Madinah-Saudi Arabia
April 29, 2016 9:25 am
Hi bug man. Found this today.
This is a Hairstreak in the subfamily Theclinae, and we were having trouble locating images from Saudi Arabia, so we turned to Wikipedia which we rarely do. On the List of Butterflies from Saudi Arabia on Wikipedia, we located a few species and followed the link to the Wikipedia page on Deudorix antalus which contains a head on view very similar to your own image. Butterflies of Africa has a lateral view very similar to your own image and provides the common name Common Brown Playboy. We are confident that is a correct identification.