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Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady, Nymphalidae

Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady, Nymphalidae

Written by on May 3, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6  cm They are mottled orange and black, with a small white markings in the black areas, and each hindwing has a blue streak at the tornus. The undersides are paler but have a similar pattern. This Caterpillar is black with branched hairs. It is […]

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Zemeros flegyas, Punchinello, Nymphalidae

Zemeros flegyas, Punchinello, Nymphalidae

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

Zemeros flegyas, Punchinello, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6  cm Wet-season form Male upperside is vinaceous brown, the veins ochraceous brown. Fore and hind wings crossed by four series of minute white spots, the postdiscal series very often obscure, each spot bordered inwardly by a more or less elongate black spot; a terminal very […]

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Vindula erota, Cruiser, Nymphalidae

Vindula erota, Cruiser, Nymphalidae

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

 Vindula erota, Cruiser, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 8-10  cm It rarely visits home gardens or cultivated areas, unless they are in very close proximity to a forest. In the dry zone, it may be found in riparian forests and at the foot hills but rarely elsewhere. March and April are the best times […]

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Tanaecia pelea, Viscount, Nymphalidae

Tanaecia pelea, Viscount, Nymphalidae

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

Tanaecia pelea, Viscount, Nymphalidae 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 […]

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Symbrenthia hippoclus, Common Jester, Nymphalidae

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 Larva 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; […]

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Polyura athamas, Common Nawab, Nymphalidae

Polyura athamas, Common Nawab, Nymphalidae

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

 Polyura athamas, Common Nawab, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6 cm The sexes are similar though the female is larger and have longer tails. It is an inhabitant of the forested areas and is not as common as it used to be. However, the widespread cultivation of Albizzia and Acacia in tea plantations and […]

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Pantoporia hordonia, Common Lascar, Nymphalidae

Pantoporia hordonia, Common Lascar, Nymphalidae

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

Pantoporia hordonia, Common Lascar, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6 cm Acacia and AlbizziaLarva “Has two forms. In the first the head is large and roughly triangular, the segments of the body increase to the fourth and then diminish gradually, and the third, fourth, sixth and twelfth have each two obtuse dorsal points. The […]

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Neptis hylas, Common Sailor, Nymphalidae

Neptis hylas, Common Sailor, Nymphalidae

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

 Neptis hylas, Common Sailor, Nymphalidae Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6  cm Both sexes are similar but the females are larger. Similar species Chestnut Streaked Sailor It is a common butterfly that occurs from sea level to about 3000 feet elevation. It prefers lightly wooded areas with scrub jungle, but is seen everywhere. It inhabits […]

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