Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Common Archduke Butterfly (Lexias pardalis), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is The Common Archduke Butterfly (Lexias pardalis). This butterfly has the wingspan size about 80 mm. It is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Lexias.  The photo above is picture of Lexias pardalis male. Lexias pardalis species shows a sexual dimorphism, that is the male appearance is different to its female



Photo above shows the appearance of male Lexias pardalis. It has black color of both wings with bright blue color across the margin. The abdomen has black color. The antennae is black and has orange color at the top.The male size is smaller then female.

Lexias pardalis female
Photo above shows the female of Lexias pardalis. With black back ground color or upper side both fore wing and hind wing, it is ornamented with the whitish yellow spots marked in rows. The abdomen has some yellow bands. The antennae is black and has orange color at the top.


Scientific Classification:
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Lexias
Species:L. pardalis
Binomial name
Lexias pardalis
Moore, 1878

Reference :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexias_pardalis

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