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A Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia) (best viewed large)

By gconant  
Indigenous to southern Asia and South East Asia.
Clippers are found in a variety of colors including blue, green, brown and gold.
The white patches on the wings are consistently found on each color.
Each color is classified as a different subspecies.
They are typically found in rainforests, near rivers, and at elevations up to 300 meters.
There are 26 subspecies of Clippers.
They have wingspans up to 4.2".
Adult Clippers feed on the nectar of the Adenia plant.
Being that they feed on nectar, they tend to be good pollinators.
Being Brush Footed family, they use their two front legs for food tasting, and their two pairs of rear legs for propulsion.


Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Parthenos sylvia Clippers Lepidoptery Brush Footed butterfly family

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
10 Jan 2022 11:37PM
Another beautiful butterfly!
Very well captured Glenn!

Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 12:31AM
Wonderful subject. Great macro Glenn...
Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Jan 2022 1:10AM
A great and wonderful image of this Clipper!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
11 Jan 2022 2:22AM
A lovely butterfly Glenn.
11 Jan 2022 2:31AM

Glenn, your amazing photos and encyclopedic knowledge of them is fruly amazing

dales Plus
6 13 Australia
11 Jan 2022 4:58AM
Superb detail with this stunning specimen Glenn
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 7:15AM
Beautifully captured and excellent information.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 9:23AM
Excellent detail with beautiful colours Glenn.

11 Jan 2022 9:30AM
Lovely image.
11 Jan 2022 10:18AM
Another beautiful butterfly, superbly captured and another fascinating narrative, Glenn.

11 Jan 2022 10:21AM
A beauty of a shot Glenn.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 11:39AM
Excellent GlennSmileSmile

11 Jan 2022 12:50PM
Superb shot Glenn ! love it
michaelo Plus
15 15 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 2:23PM
Superb detail with this stunning specimen
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
11 Jan 2022 2:25PM
WOE""!! Glenn

Sherman GrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2022 4:12PM
Beautiful Glenn!
11 Jan 2022 7:56PM
This is spectacular Glenn and I love the brown background with the green foliage leading the eye in to the butterfly..

11 Jan 2022 11:02PM
Thank you Glenn for your Monarch UA. I am learning from the master….

11 Jan 2022 11:09PM
With insects, Glenn…yes they can addicting….and for me it is all kind of insects, I suppose bees in particular, that I find fascinating and enjoy photographing….there is something about the world that opens up with a macro lens….a world of miniatures.

Thanks for your UA, again.

12 Jan 2022 4:37AM
What a beauty …the pattern and subtle colours are exquisite Glenn,
Wonderful butterfly excellent macro capture, beautifully presented, Glenn, 🦋🦋🦋

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