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Paralaxita orphna is a small butterfly belonging to the Riodinidae family. They are usually seen singly and very difficult to locate. One comes across them suddenly and by chance. They are sometimes disturbed while walking through dense dark forest, at which time they suddenly take flight and resettle a few metres away in darkness, on the surface of a leaf. if you don't keep your eye on them when they fly, they seem to just disappear. When seen in the darkness they appear black, the colours only showing by the light of a flash or if they chance to land in a patch of sun.
Dense rainforest at altitudes between 200-1200m.
Lat: 6.01, Long: 101.37
Spotted on Jun 3, 2018
Submitted on Jul 11, 2018
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