Tanaecia pelea, Viscount, Nymphalidae

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

Tanaecia pelea, Viscount, Nymphalidae

Tanaecia-pelea-00

Native South East Asia   Wingspan 7-8 cm

 It stays close to the confines of forested areas. The butterfly glides in the typical Tanaecia fashion and can be seen flying even in the rain. The zigzag-shaped markings on a brown background is similar to many species within the genus and also its related genus, Euthalia. This similarity can sometimes lead to confusion in the identification of this species in the field..

Caterpillar feed on:

Mangifera indica

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