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Zemeros flegyas


Wet Season form: Male upperside is vinaceous (colour of red wine) brown, the veins ochraceous brown. Forewings and hindwings crossed by four series of minute white spots, the postdiscal series very often obscure, each spot bordered inwardly by a more or less elongate black spot; a terminal very slender black line; cilia alternately black and white. Underside is bright ochraceous brown, the veins conspicuously paler, the white black-bordered spots as on the upperside but larger, more clearly defined and prominent. Antennae brown ringed with white; club black, ochraceous at apex; head, thorax and abdomen concolorous with the wings; beneath, the palpi, thorax and abdomen slightly paler than the wings.


Our garden near mangroves and jungle, Phuket Thailand.


Have not seen this little one before.

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34 Comments (1–25)

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Yes! Isn't he/she gorgeous? Thank you Sintija.

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 10 years ago

Amazing!!! :)

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Stunning colours!

Muckpuk 10 years ago


Jellis 10 years ago

Sorry I didn't mean to point that at you but those who do it. The ones who treat this site more like there artistic photo gallery than its true purpose, data gathering.

Muckpuk 10 years ago

@Jellis Thanks. But to make this clear. I did not enhance it to impress but more because I was frustrated that the picture did not reflect the color as i saw it. And I think I went too far.

Jellis 10 years ago

Thank you for changing it. Wild things should be shown in their natural colors and not be inhanced just to impress. They all look good just as they are.

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Thank you Alice! I felt so bad by putting you all on the wrong foot...
But your right if you look at that little patch of sun on his left wing you will see it was actually really red. I have off course googled it and only saw brown versions also. So I guess I am lucky!

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

All the photos and descriptions of this butterfly that I've seen are still much browner than this, so this must be an exception, in that case great spotting!

Muckpuk 10 years ago

OK All
My sincere apologies I might have led you all astray!:-(
I had boosted the colors maybe a bit too far. I have now deleted my first picture and replaced it with a non boosted image. The only thing I have done with this picture is cropped it and sharpened it a tiny bit. It is in the shade now so you do see it really was VERY red. I hope you still appreciate the beauty of it!

Seema 10 years ago

absolute beauty

Jellis 10 years ago

Nice, you must have good lighting cause all the images I see on the internet aren't as red as this.

wayne j
wayne j 10 years ago

wow what a brilliant red, simply beautiful

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago


christineg2071 10 years ago

Breathtaking !!! <3

So pretty!

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Thank you all. ( in her/his name off course as I have nothing to do with her/ his beauty ;-))

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

A find*, that is! :p

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

What a fine.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago


Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Wow..wat a beauty!

outsidegirl0 10 years ago

very beautiful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wow extraordinary !

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Gorgeous.. so beautiful..

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Hi All. I am on mobile now but later I will post the unedited version.@ Daniele.. It was definitly more red than brown! And bright!

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Tambon Ratsada, Chang Wat Phuket, Thailand

Spotted on Jun 3, 2013
Submitted on Jun 4, 2013

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