^ Pasir Ris Nature Reserve – Boardwalk, Singapore 20160228.
^ Stamford Green, Singapore 20120416.
Elymnias hypermnestra agina, Common Palmfly butterflies, could be found where there are many plants of the Palmae species [larvae feeds on Coconut, Arecanut, Date and other palms]. They avoid bright sunlight and rarely come out into the open. Distribution: India, Sri Lanka , Bangladesh , Myanmar , Malaysia , Thailand , Indonesia and the Philippines.
Stamford Green, Singapore 20120416.
Genus Elymnias are medium sized butterfly with wingspan of 7-8 cm but very delicate and fragile wings.
Elymnias hypermnestra agina [left] and Mycalesis perseus cepheus [right] sharing a fallen rose apple fruit [Syzygium jambos]. Photo: AHBT, Singapore 20120616
Read more about Elymnias hypermnesta agina @ butterflycircle.com
Early Stages @ ButterflyCircle’s blog article – The Life History of the Common Palmfly.