Saturday, March 3, 2012

Common Palm King (Elymnias hypermnestra) Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This butterfly is Common Palm King (Elymnias hypermnestra). This butterfly seldom opens its wings and shows that beautiful bright blue spots at its upper side of the fore wing. The under side of wings are dominated with many small brown stripes. A white spot is marked near the costa of hind wing. There also five white spots at the veins near the marginal of hind wing. This butterfly is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Elymnias.


Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily : Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Elymnias
Species: E. hypermnestra
Binomial name : Elymnias hypermnestra (Linnaeus, 1763)

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


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