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Common Palmfly Butterfly

Elymnias hypermnestra

Description:

The interesting thing is that...to the eye... this butterfly (at rest) looks like the second photo. When I took the first photo from the other side, it looked so DIFFERENT; half red and half black. Trick of light or was there something about its scales that made it look like this? It is the same butterfly.

Habitat:

Office garden. Urban area.


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SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Nov 22, 2018
Submitted on Nov 27, 2018

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