Thursday, November 20, 2008

Female Plain Tiger

Female Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus)

This species is closely related to the Monarch Butterfly. Male specimen has an extra band on is hind wing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Malabar Tree Nymph

Malabar Tree Nymph (Idea malabarica)

This is a large butterfly with a wing span between 120-154mm. It can be found in Peninsular India among the canopy and forest clearings.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jewels of the planet

Clipper (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus) extinct in Singapore

The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia. It is species found mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly.