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Striped Blue Crow

Euploea mulciber

Description:

Hind wing ovate. Upperside: in the male dark brown entirely glossed with brilliant blue ; the following violescent white spots—a spot in apex of cell, a much curved series of five or six discal spots, a subterminal sinuous row of larger spots and an incomplete terminal series of dots. Hind wing uniform, unmarked except for a large patch of light-brown.

Habitat:

tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this beautiful butterfly on the road through Cat Tien National Park. I stayed a week in the park and saw these butterflies everyday along the road. It took all week for me to finally capture a photo of it with it's wings open.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Striped Blue Crow
Euploea mulciber Euploea mulciber

26 Comments (1–25)

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks stacey!

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Lovely!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Kat and Dixie!

KatCuff
KatCuff 6 years ago

Pretty!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

It's okay asergio, they are both classy ladies!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Ok, Dan, vietnamese girls are classy too! :-)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

@Sergio: This girl is from Vietnam...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Chinese girls are really classy!

BethAngermeier
BethAngermeier 6 years ago

This is really beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Theresa, chebeague and Ismael!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Wow, such a beautiful butterfly

chebeague7
chebeague7 6 years ago

Love the colors!

Theresa_Young
Theresa_Young 6 years ago

Beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Hahaha! Thanks achmmad!

achmmad
achmmad 6 years ago

Let's party!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

@Laura: Nothing to bow! My IDeas of Asian bugs are often a shot into the dark ;-)...

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Laura, it was worth a shot! I posted a spotting of the other butterfly in this spotting yesterday. It's the common Nawab. I do have a spotting of the common bluebottle too that I will post at some point. I have many more butterflies and moths to come.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 6 years ago

Haha, the common bluebottle was basically the only Asian species I knew lol! I bow down to bayucca's superior knowledge :D Nice butterfly spottings though, so beautiful!

Seema
Seema 6 years ago

Stunning pattern and colour

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Laura! I have a better photo of the one in the background, pretty sure it is P. athamas, as bayucca's suggestion. I will post it soon. They were really cooperative when getting their photo taken.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

The one in the back is a Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura sp. and most probably Polyura atamas:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyura_ath...
http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Mal...

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 6 years ago

So cool, it looks like the American flag... kinda! What a gorgeous butterfly :D Also, the butterfly in the background with its wings closed up is a common bluebottle, that's about the farthest my butterfly knowledge will stretch...! Lovely specimen.

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the ID and harsuame for the comment.

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Grandioso sus manchas como si reflejaran las estrellas fantástico

Tây Nguyên, Viet Nam

Lat: 11.76, Long: 107.48

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

Reference

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