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Cyrestis thyodamas, Boisduval


Irregular outline, delicately marked, semi transparent white wings with irregular vertical dark lines across them. UP pale creamy white. HW tailed at vein 4 and lobed at tornus. UN pale white in male and pale yellow in female with black veins.


Prefers hills having evergreen forests. Comes to water and rarely seen on flowers. Flies in Himalaya from the terai region upto 2700 m.

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Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

It looks like it is a mosaic butterfly.

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 7 years ago

I found one of these butterflys hear in Japan. A few months earlier I had found one of its caterpillars in a climbing fig hedge. the caterpillar was approximately 1.25 inches of 3 cm long. With two horn like projections on its back. Its colors were black and green.


Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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