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Common Sailor

Neptis hylas

Description:

Neptis hylas, sometimes known as the Common Sailer, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal.

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bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Common Sailor
Neptis hylas Neptis hylas


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1 Comment

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae, Neptini, Neptis hylas, Common Sailor. Wonderful spotting!

Nilesh Sutar
Spotted by
Nilesh Sutar

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Dec 16, 2008
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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