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Straight Line Mapwing

Cyrestis nivea


This is the Straight Line Mapwing that i found on the stone near the river. The wingspan of this butterfly is about 60 mm.

This is a medium sized butterflies with white base color, attractive patterns of fine black lines, orange patches, and tailed hindwings. The male and female are similar, although the female is a little paler and has slightly more rounded wings.


- Spotted on the stone near the river. Usually it can be found in in primary and secondary forest.


- This butterfly is from the Nymphalidae family. Thanks to Viv Braznell for the ID.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Nymphalidae
* Subfamily: Cyrestinae
* Tribe: Cyrestini
* Genus: Cyrestis
* Species: C. nivea

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Straight-line Map Wing
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1 Comment

Lanzz 7 years ago

Thanks VivBraznell for the ID...

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Spotted on Jun 25, 2014
Submitted on Jun 25, 2014

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