Elymnias hypermnestra agina: Common Palmfly butterfly

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^ Pasir Ris Nature Reserve – Boardwalk, Singapore 20160228.

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^ 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.

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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.

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