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Sahyadri Common Imperial

Cheritra freja butleri


The Common Imperial (Cheritra freja) is a small butterfly found in Kerala that belongs to Lycaenidae family.The Butterfly has a Brown upperside with white bands. The Hind Wings consists of a tail .It is coloured from pale yellow to white on the lower side with black margins on it.False eye-spots and elongated tail filaments on a butterfly's rear-end are thought to deceive predators into attacking the tail, rather than the more vulnerable head of the butterfly.

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Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Lat: 11.25, Long: 75.78

Spotted on Nov 18, 2013
Submitted on Nov 18, 2013

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