Euploea phaenareta, Great Crow, Danaidae

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Euploea phaenareta, Great Crow, Danaidae


Native South East Asia   Wingspan 9-11 cm

Both sexes are similar.
The wings are a deep coppery bronze color. The outer margins and the median area of the wings have small white spots and streaks which are sometimes a light shade of purple. The hind wing lacks the white closely packed submarginal ‘exclamation’ marks found in the other ‘Crows’. The male is distinguished from the female by the shape of the forewing – the lower margin is convex towards the base of the wing.
The Great Crow has a ponderous and slow flight. Although it searches for food and mates mostly in the forest canopy, it is not uncommon amongst small trees and shrubs. Sometimes, the male may be seen in the same location day after day, often settled on a sunlit leaf along a forest path, basking in the sun or waiting for females to pass by.

Caterpillar feed on:



Cerbera odollam


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