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Blue Admiral

Kaniska canace

Description:

Underside brownish black, covered thickly with short transverse jet-black striae; the basal halves of the wings defined outwardly by a highly sinuous, somewhat broken, jet-black broad line

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

This butterfly landed on my backpack in Nam Nao National Park. I have spotted the Blue Admiral but I think the underside and upperside are so different, it can warrant separate spottings, as this is a different individual as well.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 7 years ago
Blue Admiral
Kaniska canace Kaniska canace


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8 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

These Brush footed (Nymphalidae) are comparatively powerful butterflies. Their steps are spike like thorny and take grip on anything.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

I know you have doubt so marked ventral view link... for confirmation.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Ashish, I knew it was one I had spotted before with the upperside of the wings, but not sure with the underside view.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Can be Blue Admiral

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

A Brush footed one as seen landed on 4 of its total 6 legs.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Thailand

Lat: 16.85, Long: 101.52

Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

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