Parthenos sylvia lilacinus: Blue Malayan Clipper butterfly

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This is a remarkable species in that the various subspecies have colors. The race philippensis is brown and this one,   Parthenos sylvia lilacinus [race lilacinus] blue.

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The above Parthenos sylvia lilacinus has purple tint on its hind wing.

Mating couple.

Photos taken @ HortPark, SG 20120428, 20120526; Penang Butterfly Garden, Malaysia 2002

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