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Blue clipper

Parthenos sylvia lilacinus

Description:

is a large (wingspan: 48 - 75mm) butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, found in forested areas of south and southeast Asia. A powerful and fast flyer, it alternates between periods of rapid wing flapping and gliding. Parthenos sylvia comprises a remarkable number of subspecies which show completely different base colors. The subspecies seen here, P. p. lilacinus or Blue Clipper, is found in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia (Daniele Pralong description)

11 Comments

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 2 years ago

DanielePralong thanks a lot for your comments and congratulations!!! In the future I will do it properly! Have a nice day to all of you!!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Congratulations.

Gorgeous capture ViSarancha,it would be great to have some more info about this beautiful spotting,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Again Vi, great fotos. Congratulations on a well-deserved SOTD.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations on your wonderful SOTD!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations ViSarancha, your Blue Clipper is our Spotting of the Day! Nice to see you back on Project Noah! Please consider filling in the Habitat field for your spottings, briefly describing the actual habitat where the spotting was made. It adds value to your collection, and fits in with the purpose of our site. Thanks in advance!

And thank you Mauna Kunzah for identification, all the way down to subspecies!

"A fast flying jewel! Meet the Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus), our Spotting of the Day. Parthenos sylvia, The Clipper, is a large (wingspan: 48 - 75mm) butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, found in forested areas of south and southeast Asia. A powerful and fast flyer, it alternates between periods of rapid wing flapping and gliding. Parthenos sylvia comprises a remarkable number of subspecies which show completely different base colors. The subspecies seen here, P. p. lilacinus or Blue Clipper, is found in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia".

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VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 2 years ago

Thanks guys Tukup and armadeus.4!!!

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Fantastic shot Vi. Thanks for sharing.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Great shot Vi! Beautiful butterfly. Thank you for sharing :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Most welcome, Vi!

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 2 years ago

great thanks mauna Kunzah!

VitoSarancha
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VitoSarancha

ภูเก็ต, จังหวัดภูเก็ต, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 21, 2018
Submitted on Apr 7, 2019

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