Symbrenthia hippoclus, Common Jester, Nymphalidae

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

Symbrenthia hippoclus, Common Jester, Nymphalidae


Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6 cm

Body cylindrical. Head black, flattened in front, vortex broad and sharply depressed in the middle, minutely hairy, cheeks slightly tuberculous ; third to the last segment armed with a dorsal and four lateral rows of black, rigid, branched spines on each side; segments fuliginous black, second segment with a slender pale ochreous dorsal line, third to last segment with two sublateral rows of small pale ochreous spots.
Pale purpurescent ochreous; thorax and abdomen laterally protuberant in front; with a thoracic and anterior-dorsal pointed prominence; abdominal segment with a row of dorsal and lateral small points; head-piece projecting and widely cleft. .

Caterpillar feed on:

Pipturus-argenteus Urtica-gracilis

Pipturus argenteus Urtica gracilis


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