Tuesday, 10 January 2017

231. Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (The Mottled Emigrant)

Number: 231
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common name(s): The Mottled Emigrant
Photography location : Hanoi

 Catopsilia pyranthe (female) on Lantana camara - an extremely popular nectar source for a wide variety of butterflies (Hanoi, October 2015)

Beneath, the wings show many rather faint and short transverse striae in reddish brown, giving a "mottled" appearance

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful collection.

    I've created a playlist of videos of the Butterflies of Nepal (just started a few months back actually). If you'd love to watch them, here's the playlist link from youtube. Merci. :)