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Drury's Jewel

Cyclosia papilionaris

Description:

This is a day-flying species. Male and female look very different and this is a female.

Habitat:

They distributed across the Indo-Australian region from Pakistan to the Philippines, and south via the Malay peninsula to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and New Guinea. This species is found in rainforest and humid deciduous forest at altitudes between sea level and about 1000m.

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Cyclosia papilionaria


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5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Wonderful!

kadavoor
kadavoor 8 years ago

Thanks, Nuwan and Martin; it seems to be a female Cyclosia papilionaria.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks NuwanChathuranga, I agree.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Kandavoor. I was about to ID this as Euxanthe sp. However, its remaining antennae seems feathered and tapered. The blue tinge is odd. This is a moth and possible mimic of Euxanthe sp. Very nice!

kadavoor
Spotted by
kadavoor

Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 4, 2010
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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