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Tawny Angle

Ctenoptilum vasava


light brown, about 2.5"


tropical forest and grasslands


I spotted this in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park. This butterfly was nearly under a leaf when I photographed it so the sky was in the background, kind of blowing out the detail of the wings. The second shot is with the flash.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 10 years ago
Tawny Angle
Ctenoptilum vasava None

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks a lot! I underestimated this butterfly's beauty. It's getting really popular.

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

The design is amazing!

CricketsBlog 10 years ago

Those wings are incredible.

KarenL 10 years ago

How lovely! Its wings look like stained glass!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Incredibly beautiful!

bayucca 10 years ago

He, he... It would be a pity if this beauty would not have any name!! What a gorgeous skipper!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks bayucca! I was waiting for your ID! What an interesting name for this butterfly.

bayucca 10 years ago

Fantastic spotting!!
Hesperiidae (!), Ctenoptilum vasava.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks for everyone liking this so much!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Incredible how it looks so Thai.

harsuame 10 years ago

Wow fantástica muy hermosa

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Wow, very beautiful, great spotting Dan

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

A real beauty!

LeanneGardner 10 years ago


Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 10 years ago

Very beautiful

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wow really nice one!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

พิษณุโลก, จังหวัดพิษณุโลก, Thailand

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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