Saturday, April 18, 2009

Neptis Hylas Sp

Neptis Hylas Sp

Name: The Common Sailor
Scientific Name: Neptis hylas
Description: The Common Sailor is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. This butterfly has wingspan of 50-60 mm. Upper side black with white markings. Fore wings with white streaks, triangular spot and a series of spots. Hind wings with a basal broad white band and an outer series of squarish white spots. Underside golden brown with white markings as above, but sharply edged with black margin.
It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wing beats just above the horizontal.

Image taken at Air Putih Baru, Curup Town by Curup Kami, Rejang Lebong Regency, Southern Sumatra


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