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The species of Taenaris are whitish to grayish, some species with a yellow anal margin on the hindwing, and with prominent eyespots displayed on the hindwings. They are diurnal fliers. Some species feed on cycads and may be chemically defended, serving as models for Batesian mimicry in a variety of other groups (including Hyantis, Mycalesis, Hypocysta, Elymnias, and Hypolimnas). Most species occur in New Guinea and surrounding islands. See the EOL reference for a view of the upper side of the wings.
Spotted in a large semi-urban yard & garden next to a patch of disturbed remnant forest.
An occasional visitor to this location. I was just wishing I'd see one -- it's been a while -- and voilà.
Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012
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