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Yellow Orange Tip

Ixias pyrene

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Yellow Orange Tip DSF Male
Ixias pyrene Ixias pyrene


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11 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Sorry, Sushi for the confusion with my suggestion. In the meanwhile I would certainly agree that yours is Ixias pyrene.

SushilBarai
SushilBarai 8 years ago

thanks for comment & suggestions

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

One more difference to tell White Orange Tip has two Thick Black Borders around Orange colour on upperwing in dorsal view what is totally different from this...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixias_maria...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Thanks guys!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautiful butterfly!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

good morning guys :-) i agree with "pyrene"
pyrene - male - http://slbutterflies.lk/Image.php?cid=28...
marianne - male - http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Ixi...
hope they are correctly IDed ;-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Yellow Orange tip... check Black border on Upperwing.... which specie have such broad Black Border around Orange Tip... its I. pyrene

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

I'm sleepy now :o will check tomorrow morning...it's close to midnight here :-)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

According to this one it is Marianne:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:White_...
Distance from the orange patch to the margin is the same. But the ID on Wiki might also be wrong. The rectangle notch looks also more like Marianne whereas the narrow notch like in this shot speaks more for Pyrene.
So I would also tend to Pyrene, and once more: Do not trust IDs on the web ;-)... Do ye have the same arguments, Nuwan?

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

according to this image it's Ixias pyrene
http://flutters.org/home/html/idkeys.php...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

My Indian friends should take a look at this one. Definitely an Ixias sp. and Marianne is very close. There is another one: Ixias pyrene. Please, verify and help to find the definite ID.
Link for Pyrene: http://butterfliesofindia.org/63-pierini...

SushilBarai
Spotted by
SushilBarai

Kolkata, India

Spotted on Dec 13, 2012
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012

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