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Blue Admiral

Kaniska canace

Description:

Males and females upperside deep indigo-blue black; a postdiscal slightly sinuous blue band crossing both fore and hind wings

Habitat:

Very widespread from South Asia to Japan with a number of well marked geographic races.

Notes:

This butterfly has seen better days. It landed on my backpack while I was photographing butterflies on a sandbank beside a small stream in Nam Nao national park. I have seen many Red Admiral butterflies this spring near where I live. I didn't know there was a Blue Admiral.

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Blue Admiral
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1 Comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Nuwan.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Thailand

Lat: 16.85, Long: 101.52

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012

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