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Long-Banded Silverline

Spindasis lohita, Lycaenidae

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13 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

What a Beauty!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

It definitely works!!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/818...
Also in other butterflies with fake markings:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/828...

Sinobug
Sinobug 7 years ago

@Carol Snow Milne 2
I don't know that there is a special name for the decoy antennae and eyespots on Hairstreaks and other Lycaenid butterflies. But I think they certainly work. I have seen many of them with parts of their hindwings missing from predator attacks (most likely birds) which has allowed them another life.......

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 7 years ago

Beautiful!!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 7 years ago

WOW! I love your butterfly. What are the fake antennae called in the back. I see those on Gray Hairstreak here in PA. They are also moving and have fooled me many times.

Sinobug
Sinobug 7 years ago

@Ashish Nimkar
Not specifically, but just browsing now through some southern Asian butterfly sites, I have arrived at the conclusion that this is a Long-Banded Silverline rather than a Club Silverline.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

nice !

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

gorgeous !!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

@Sinobug Do you have any reference link showing difference in Silverline species...?

awesome! i love silverlines :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Fantastic !

Sinobug
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Sinobug

普洱市, 云南, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013

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