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Suastus Skipper

Suastus migreus


A large skipper (well, compared to the sizes of skippers I've seen) I saw pollinating/drinking nectar from various purple colored flowers in our rooftop. It's especially fond of those colors, i don't know why, its just like it is attracted to only colors from purple to pink.


It came out from a dark, dirty place though. Somewhere in the rubbish area. It just came out of nowhere, in an urban building (my house).


Thank you @Agness and @bayucca for the ID's! :D

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Indian Palm Bob
Suastus gremius Suastus gremius

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Philippines has 2 Suastus species: Suastus minutus, and Suastus migreus. For Suastus species occurring in your area, it would be Suastus migreus (http://pbh-butterflies.yolasite.com/phil...). Regards!!

Pls consider adding this lovely skipper to our Butterflies in the Philippines mission - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1555.... Thanks!!

Little Rex
Little Rex 7 years ago

Liam, thanks for clearing up about the Skippers! I always thought they were a kind of moth.

Liam 7 years ago

Large for a skipper, but definitely a skipper. Moths antennae are often fuzzy and don't have those tips to them.

Little Rex
Spotted by
Little Rex

Cagayan De Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Lat: 8.48, Long: 124.64

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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