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

By gconant  
Indigenous to southern Asia and South East Asia.
The Clipper butterfly is found in a variety of different colors such as blue, green, brown and gold.
Each of these different color forms is considered to be a sub-specie of Parthenos sylvia.
(It Is believed that a single population of Clippers was separated by the formation of mountains and islands, which allowed the different colors to evolve in particular areas.)
There are multiple generations of Clippers each year making it possible to find adults throughout the year with the highest populations found from December through February.
Clippers prefer rain forests, near rivers.
They are typically found at elevations from sea level to 300 meters.

Glenn



Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Parthenos sylvia Clipper butterfly Lepidoptery

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
12 Dec 2020 11:45PM
Looking a little tattered but still makes a lovely image.
13 Dec 2020 9:39AM
Lovely images.
13 Dec 2020 10:10AM
A lovely set Glenn

Joe Smile
13 Dec 2020 10:11AM
Cracking image as always Glenn.
Geoff
13 Dec 2020 10:36AM
You sure get some lovely Butterflies in your viewfinder, Glenn.SmileSmile
13 Dec 2020 10:47AM
(It Is believed that a single population of Clippers was separated by the formation of mountains and islands, which allowed the different colors to evolve in particular areas.)

This sounds similar to Darwin's finches in the Galapogos. Another terrific picture Glenn.
Mike
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2020 11:58AM
Excellent captureSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
13 Dec 2020 2:33PM
Magnificent set Glenn

Sherman
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
13 Dec 2020 8:09PM
Superb macro shots of these beauties Glenn !
Ian
IamDora 1 6 Canada
13 Dec 2020 10:42PM
The second guy looks a bit beat up.
14 Dec 2020 10:24PM
Beautifully captured Glenn..Lin

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