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Plum Judy

Abisara echerius

Description:

The Plum Judy (Abisara echerius) is a small but striking butterfly found in Asia belonging to the Punches and Judies family. This active butterfly is usually seen at the tops of trees and amidst foliage. It has a habit of landing and turning around almost immediately after alighting. It repeats this turning movements as it moves along branches. This is believed to help in evading predators by causing confusion about head orientation. This distinctive mode of movement gives the impression of 'dancing' and is an important field characteristic that helps in identifying the species from even a distance.

Habitat:

spotted in tropical forest in Cambodia.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Plum Judy
Abisara echerius Abisara echerius
Plum Judy
Abisara echerius Abisara echerius


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4 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Kranti for the compliment!

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Nuwan and Kalee for your simultaneous ID!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 9 years ago

you have nice collection of butterflies ! great

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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