Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Eye Skipper (Matapa aria), Sumatra Indonesia




Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This Red Eye Skipper (Matapa aria) has a pair of big red eyes with a black spot at the center. The color of the under side wings are light brown from the base to post discal and dark brown at the marginal. Cilia is yellow at the hind wing and white atthe fore wing. The size of the body is about 20mm. This skipper is from the family of Hesperiidae under genus Matapa.

Scientific Classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Hesperiidae
Genus : Matapa
Species : M. aria
Binomial name : Matapa aria (Moore, 1865)

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

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