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Jester

Symbrenthia lilaea javanus

Description:

Orange sailor type butterfly.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

This is only the second time I have spotted this distinctive butterfly in 18 months of daily safaris. The first specimen was damaged, with its rear end missing, but today’s specimen was perfect. I must note that this is currently wet season, an important factor when identifying this type of butterfly. I found two quality references with images that suggest Symbrenthia hippoclus http://motyli.wz.cz/nymphal/symbrenthia.... this link also has lilaea. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/neo... Wikipedia has the jester under Symbrenthia lilaea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbrenthia... Wikimedia has Symbrenthia hippoclus which looks very close. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Symbre... The image on wikipedia looks incorrect to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Common... They are extremely close, you can decide. Update - changed name to Symbrenthia lilaea javanus, as I found a female that matches the motyli link: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/172...

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3 Comments

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 7 years ago

Superb !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Beautiful great shots :)

nice shots!

folicallychalled
Spotted by
folicallychalled

Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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