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Cruiser butterfly

Vindula sp.


Spotted at entrance of Duba Cave, Baggao, Cagayan. Left side of the frame is another butterfly, Straight Pierrot:


Photo by Rawen Balmaña.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Very nice !

The gorgeously coloured Cruiser is one of the most familiar species in the Oriental region, but it is only the male which has the dazzling orange wings - like all members of the genus Vindula this species is sexually dimorphic. The females are similar to the bright orange males in pattern, but have a grey ground colour, and a broad white post-median band extending across both wings.

The genus comprises of 4 species, erota, arsinoe, dejone and sapor. The latter is endemic to the Solomon Islands and Bougainville. The others have a much wider distribution - erota and dejone being found across much of the Oriental region, and arsinoe on Papua New Guinea and in north-eastern Australia. -

dandoucette 9 years ago

I think I saw this one in Thailand. Beauty!

Left side of the frame is another butterfly:


Spotted on Mar 29, 2009
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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