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Dingy Sailor

Neptis omeroda


A medium-sized butterfly in dark-brown color. Wings are striped with wavy cream lines. This sailer butterfly is very similar to other Neptis species like Neptis ilira and N. harita.


Around bushes on the hill in Agop Batu Tulug Archaeological Museum, located beside the highway between Sandakan and Lahad Datu, Sabah.


Map accuracy : 1km diameter. A special thanks to Nuwan and Bayucca for spending their time to identify this spotting.


ChunXingWong 9 years ago

It sure is.
Thanks Christos.

ChristosMaroulis 9 years ago

Very nice!!

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thanks Bayucca but only one website use that common name.
The common name seems unofficial yet, but I think I will use it for now.

bayucca 10 years ago

Chun, can you check the common name: Dingy Sailor.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thanks Karen.

KarenL 10 years ago

Lovely series Chun!

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thank you everyone.
I truly appreciate all of your wonderful comments and ID suggestions.
Sorry Nuwan, the patterns in N. harita's hindwings have a small difference compared to my spotting. I was about to go with Neptis ilira but I think Bayucca's suggestion is a better match.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wonderful series !

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Yes you're correct bayucca, i visited your reference link before making my id but i choose harita, my bad.. no need to apologize, thank you bayucca :-)

bayucca 10 years ago

Nuwan, I apologize and I know I play a risky game to challenge your ID. But I think this looks rather like being Omeroda than Harita:
Harita has more a ring-like or sometimes "spiky" band on the hindwing and has not a quadratic spot in almost the middle of the forewing. Please, check yourself!
Lot of "rings"!
Note the trinagular spot and the "ring-band"
"spiky" band
What do you think??

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Beautiful series.. I like it..

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Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 6, 2010
Submitted on May 21, 2013

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