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Constable

Dichorragia nesimachus

Notes:

This is a fast-flying butterfly, I can only take photos with it when it is having its big feast of tree sap.



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10 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

The first image does'nt look real. What a capture!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Wow!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting of amazing butterfly... Thanks Gary for sharing here on Project Noah..

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Very beautiful....

Gary Chan
Gary Chan 6 years ago

SandiSawyerr, yea, I was stunned when I looked at this picture! When it flies fast under sunlight, the fast-moving shiny neon blue color makes it like electricity flowing through the air! Therefore, it has a Chinese common name called 電蛺蝶, which means "Electric butterfly".

Sorry that I haven't done any measurement with this butterfly, I have checked the field guide, It has a wingspan of about 70mm, hope this information helps~ :)

SandiSawyerr
SandiSawyerr 6 years ago

how big was it? (it even has glowing blue eyes, it looks like, amazing!)

SandiSawyerr
SandiSawyerr 6 years ago

UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS!!!! it looks like it has neon blue lights glowing around the edge of it's wings!

Gary Chan
Gary Chan 6 years ago

thank you! It is truly a beautiful butterfly! :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Your first picture has my granddaughters favorite colors!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Beautiful butterfly and shot Gary!

香港 Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Lat: 22.47, Long: 114.22

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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