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Common Tit butterfly

Hypolycaena erylus tmolus

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 4 years ago
Common tit
Hypolycaena erylus Hypolycaena erylus

21 Comments

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 months ago

I too am 3 years old in PN, and bayucca/Dominik has been a great influence to me. I humbly say that I learned from him and followed his example of having the patience and perseverance to get to the right ID, combing through available scientific journals and other reliable online materials. :) Whatever I learned in PN, I carried to PhiLep :) Thank you Dominik!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 months ago

Bayucca, I so appreciated your ID help and expertise 3 years ago - and appreciate it to this day!
Haha, the truth is I am already so happy getting the genus… let alone the species… let alone the subspecies!! :)

bayucca
bayucca 10 months ago

This was obviously my first Asian wild butterfly I IDed 3 years ago! Rhanks Agnes for adding the correct subspecies. Even after some years on Project Noah Philippinian geography is still a mystery for me and I would not dare to get down to subspecies level.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 months ago

Thanks for this ID correction Agnes!

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 months ago

Hi Ann! Pls change the ID to Hypolycaena erylus tmolus. This is the ssp occurring in Luzon. Regards! :)

Thank you Ann! :)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 3 years 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 4 years ago

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

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 4 years ago

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

Gina9210
Gina9210 4 years ago

You're welcome.

bayucca
bayucca 4 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 4 years ago

yes bayucca confirmation(vote) added.

bayucca
bayucca 4 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 4 years ago

Hypolycaena erylus teatus Female.
Common Tit

bayucca
bayucca 4 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 4 years ago

Thanks so much for that link Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 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 4 years ago

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

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 4 years ago

Bayucca thanks so much for your ID help!

bayucca
bayucca 4 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 4 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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