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Dark Blue Tiger

Tirumala hamata orientalis


Nymphalidae; Danainae; Danaini; Tirumala hamata orientalis Semper 1879. Philippine Lepidoptera states: "DANAINAE is a small subfamily of large, chiefly tropical butterflies having the first pair of legs degenerate in the adult and usually with a disagreeable taste that serves to protect them from predators. They lay their eggs on various milkweeds on which their larvae (caterpillars) feed."


I spotted this Dark Blue Tiger visiting a Latok (Telosma procumbens) just inside our front gate. It obviously liked the plant as it spent a long time sipping at the greenish-yellow flowers.


Identification of the Telosma procumbens - Good picture of Dark Blue Tiger -

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 25, 2016
Submitted on May 15, 2022

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