Friday, May 18, 2012

The Malay Viscount Butterfly (Tanaecia pelea), Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This butterfly is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Tanaecia. The scientific name for this butterfly is Tanecia pelea (Fabricius, 1787).


The upperside of this butterfly is brown, with sub-marginal V-shaped markings on white background. The wingspan is about 70mm.

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Superfamily : Papilionoidea - Butterflies (excluding skippers)
Family : Nymphalidae - Brushfooted Butterflies
Subfamily : Limenitidinae - Admirals, Sisters
Genus : Tanaecia
Species : T. pelea
Binomial name : Tanaecia pelea (Fabricius, 1787)

References:
http://butterflycircle.blogspot.com/2008/01/life-history-of-malay-viscount.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanaecia_pelea


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