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Common Sailor

Neptis hylas varmona


The sexes look similar but the female is quite large. The upper side is blackish brown. A white streak commencing from the base of the forewing is followed by two white spots which form a band. A basal line on the hindwing together with patches on the forewing form a second parallel band. Rectangular patches on the hindwing make up a third parallel band. The marginal and sub-marginal white bands are fairly indistinct. The background of its underside is golden brown, with the white patches seen on the upper surface visible with additional faint lines in between. The scale-less dorsal area of its thorax has a greenish sheen.


Captured in my home garden ,basking in the sun.

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Sahana Vajirasena
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Sahana Vajirasena

Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 22, 2021
Submitted on Sep 22, 2021

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