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Common Posies (mating)

Drupadia theda

Description:

A pair of small Drupadia butterflies mating quietly on a leaf. Sexual dimorphism is present as you can the that difference in the shades of brown between the male and the female (though I am not sure which is the male or the female). The wings may look dull but there is a striking metallic blue on the inner sides on the wings which makes them look sparkling when flying low on the forest floor.

Habitat:

Found it in the foliage beside the Canopy Bridge trails in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. This species lives in this tropical rain forest area.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy : 3km radius. Spotted this with Dan on the way back from the canopy walk. Dan's spotting of it - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/236... Other posts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/16372839...

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2 Comments

NickKing
NickKing 4 years ago

Hi Chun,

I'm having difficulty identifying this insect. I don't know what it is or where to start, can you help me? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/214...

Thanks,

Nick

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Great pic Chun!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Apr 16, 2016

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