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Koh-i-noor

Amathuxidia amythaon

Description:

Male upperside is brownish black with white cilia. A broad broad pale blue discal band extending from costa to near apex of vein 1. Hind wing uniform without markings. Underside pinkish buff, with the following dark brown lines crossing both fore and hind wing.

Habitat:

The Koh-i-noor ranges from in India from Sikkim to Assam and onto Myanmar. The butterfly has a wide range in Southeast Asia, from Malaysia to the Indonesian Archipelago (Sumatra, Borneo, Enggano and Java) and the Philippines (Leyte, Samar, Panaon, Negros and Mindanao).

Notes:

This large butterfly was perched near the roof in the canteen at Cat Tien National Park.

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9 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

You're right Satyen, thanks, I didn't know that.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Wow! Awesome click! Koh-i-noor is also supposed to be the largest known diamond. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh-i-Noor

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

I just found an ID for this in a book I borrowed from the School of Horticulture called Malaysian Butterflies.

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Preciosa

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! I wonder too what the upper side looks like. This butterfly didn't move at all though.

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

And, Leuba, whether it had a 'tail' at one point....

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 6 years ago

Love the pattern of this one!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Love the touches of mauve - beautiful patterns too ! - wonder what the upper side of the wings look like...

Viet Nam

Lat: 11.49, Long: 107.45

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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