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New Guinea clipper

Parthenos aspila

Description:

Parthenos aspila is endemic to northern New Guinea including satellite islands from 0-800 m. A spotting showing the upperside of the wings of this species is found here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147... A spotting of the likely caterpillar of this species from the same general area is found here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115...

Habitat:

Spotted on vegetation along a survey transect in mixed lowland equatorial rainforest (freshwater swamp forest/sago swamp).

Notes:

Note the flying insects buzzing the butterfly in the lead photo. The second photo provides the best view of the butterfly in this series. ... Also see the image at http://www.butterflies.org.ua/pages/Part... for markings. ... The reference: Mastrigt HV, Rosariyanto E. 2005. Buku Panduan Lapangan; Kupu-kupu Untuk Wilayah Mamberamo Sampai Pegunungan Cyclops. Jakarta: Conservation International-Indonesia Program. 146 pp. was also consulted.

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Indonesia

Lat: -1.83, Long: 138.70

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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