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Butterfly At Reiman Gardens in Ames, Ia

1 Species ID Suggestions

The Clipper
Parthenos sylvia Parthenos sylvia

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Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 6 years ago

Very pretty picture Max!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

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This is the lilacinus sub-species:
Looks like a good match.

This looks like a South East Asian species Parthenos sylvia, known as The Clipper. Was it in the Butterfly house?
There is a lot of colour variation amongst the 32 sub-species but this looks similar to those in Malaysia.

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Ames, Iowa, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2016
Submitted on Jun 3, 2016

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