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Common Sailer

Neptis hylas


This is a Common Sailer that i found on the tree in my backyard. The upperside of its wings are dark brown to black in ground colour and feature the usual white markings for Sailor species. A distinguishing feature is that post-discal spots in spaces 2 and 3 of the forewing are in echelon and are directed to the termen. There is no whitish ring on the abdomen. The underneath of its wings are rich golden ochreous in ground color, and nearly all white markings prominently outlined with black borders. The wingspan of this butterfly is about 60 mm.


- Spotted on the tree in my backyard. Usually, it can be found around the garden and bushes.


- This butterfly is from the Nymphalidae family. Thanks to Daniele Pralong for the ID.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Nymphalidae
* Genus: Neptis
* Species: N. hylas

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1 Comment

Lanzz 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele for the ID...

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Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 17, 2014
Submitted on Jun 17, 2014

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