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Common Tit butterfly

Hypolycaena erylus teatus (female)

Description:

This morning's butterfly: stripy legs, stripy body, stripy antenna, a rear-end that looks like another head with 2 'eyes' and a constantly twitching 'moustache', plus a long orange/red tongue (projecting from his real head) wanting to 'taste' everything... Who could think up such a delightful, hilarious creature!?! Wing height approx. 2.5 cm (1 inch).

Habitat:

Hills overlooking Manila.


1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Common tit
Hypolycaena erylus Hypolycaena erylus

17 Comments

Thank you Ann! :)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden a year ago

Thanks for the invite Agnes! Joined & added! :-)

Hi Ann. Pls add this gorgeous spotting to the Butterflies in the Philippines mission (http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1555...). This would be a great addition to the mission. Thanks and regards!!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

ID now updated (thanks to a super ID-team!)....

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

Wow, thank you so much bayucca and Gina for all you ID help! :-)

Gina9210
Gina9210 2 years ago

You're welcome.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Cool!! Oh and I see now how these +1 and +2 works... Until now I have just added the same ID a second one, so that's the right way. Thanks!

Gina9210
Gina9210 2 years ago

yes bayucca confirmation(vote) added.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

@Gina: Would that mean you confirm my guess?? If, yes, wow!! That's the first wild Asian butterfly I have IDed. Cool!

Gina9210
Gina9210 2 years ago

Hypolycaena erylus teatus Female.
Common Tit

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

My guess might give some IDea, but I am not sure, just a little playing around and listen to Philippine Blues ;-)...
https://mothbutt.wordpress.com/category/...
http://www.rainbowlodgecambodia.com/butt...

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

Thanks so much for that link Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Hi Ann! These little hairstreaks are numerous and can be hard to ID to the species...
Here's a great list of Philippines butterfly. The guide is not entirely pictorial but I hope it can help (for this and other spottings!):
http://pbh-butterflies.yolasite.com/phil...

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

ID updated... If anyone from the Philippines (or close-ish by) recognizes this creature so we can get the species...?

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

Bayucca thanks so much for your ID help!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Sorry, but I can't help you, since yours are out of my range. It is for sure a Lycaenidae/Hairstreak. I am sure there are some experts around for this beauty!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

Can anyone help me with ID-ing the species? Thanks!

Quiapo, Philippines

Lat: 14.60, Long: 120.98

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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