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Symbrenthia lilaea javanus


Orange sailor type butterfly.


Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.


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 this link also has lilaea. Wikipedia has the jester under Symbrenthia lilaea. Wikimedia has Symbrenthia hippoclus which looks very close. The image on wikipedia looks incorrect to me. They are extremely close, you can decide. Update - changed name to Symbrenthia lilaea javanus, as I found a female that matches the motyli link:

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Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 7 years ago

Superb !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Beautiful great shots :)

nice shots!

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Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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

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