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Athyma nefte subrata


A tiger striped-liked butterfly I saw in the school rainforest. Apart from details provided in photo, about 8.5 cm wingspan, no special behaviours - just sitting on a leaf raising its wings up and down as we crept closer for a better picture.


Found in a secondary tropical rainforest in Singapore.


This species has adapted to use warning colours on its wings - tiger stripes - to repel other undesirable animals.

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Singapore American School
Spotted by a stud ent at Singapore American School


Spotted on Jan 23, 2015
Submitted on Jan 23, 2015

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