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Clipper Butterfly Caterpillar

Parthenos sylvia)


The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia, mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.The Larva has Cylindrical head and anal segment with short simple spines; segments 3 to 12 with longer branched spines, reddish brown in colour, those on 3 and 4 comparatively very long. Colour pale green, with yellowish-white lateral stripes one on each side. Pupa "brown, boat-shaped.


Tropical forest usually on the elevated areas.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

This was a pretty cool first spotting on Noah - a belated welcome to the Project!

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Jul 17, 2014

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