Thursday, February 16, 2012

Striped Blue Crow Butterfly (Euploea mulciber) Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. Striped Blue Crow Butterfly (Euploea mulciber) is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Euploea. This butterfly has black thorax with some white spots. The background color of under side of fore wing and hind wing is dark brown. The fore wing has some white spots at the veins. Both wings has small white spots at the interspace of wings margins. The upper side of fore wing is colored blue with the same white spot as the under wing.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily : Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euploea
Species: E. mulciber
Binomial name : Euploea mulciber (Cramer, 1777)

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

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