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Nymphalid butterfly

Euthalia aconthea

Description:

A butterfly resting upside down. Black wings with white patterns. Brown eyes, white legs, yellow proboscis and black antennas with orange tips. Size: body length about 2 cm.

Habitat:

Kundasang highlands, Sabah.

Notes:

I'm not sure whether this butterfly is an Euthalia or Tanaecia species (or maybe other genus). >>>Map accuracy : 50 m diameter.

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3 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thanks NuwanChathuranga and Argybee.
I have tried a quick search on some possible Tanaecia and Euthalia species.
Sorry guys (and girls) no luck so far, too many species listed on EOL, many look-alike and little results on the internet.
Chances for this one to be a new species is also very slim because Lepidoptera insects in Kinabalu park are well-studied.
I will continue my ID search here http://www.mothsofborneo.com/author.htm

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Quite beautiful shading on the wings... and interesting orange tufts on antennae. Good one CXW. (I like your website btw.)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Baron type Nymphalid butterfly (Tanaecia sp. or Euthalia sp.)

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2009
Submitted on Mar 6, 2012

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