The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)


 
Living image of The Clipper Family: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
 
Geographic Distribution: Asia (southeast Asia). Sri Lanka through Malaysia to Papua New Guinea.
 
Wingspan: 100-108 mm.
 
Larval host plants: Adenia palmata and Tinospora cordifolia.
 
Habitats: Tropical forests.
 
Identification: Variable coloration but pattern fairly constant. The wings can be blue, green or orange with translucent white forewing patches with black markings. The underside is much paler.
 


Small image of a specimen of The Clipper, dorsal view
The Clipper,
Dorsal View
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Small image of a specimen of The Clipper, ventral view
The Clipper,
Ventral View
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