Abisara geza, Plum Judye, Nymphalidae

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Abisara geza, Plum Judye, Nymphalidae

Abisara-geza-01

Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6 cm

The genus Abisara belongs to the subfamily Riodininae. The butterflies are usually coloured a deep crimson brown, and has a characteristic way of flitting from leaf to leaf with half-opened wings.
Abisara geza niya is one of three species of the genus to have been observed in Singapore in recent years – the others being Abisara savitri savitri and Abisara saturata kausambioides. It can usually be found in shaded forest fringes, but is rather rare.
The butterfly is easily recognised by the pale subapical patch of the forewing and the black submarginal spots on the hindwing..

Caterpillar feed on:  

Embelia-laeta

Maesa-japonica

Embelia laeta

Maesa japonica

 

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