Neptis hylas papaja: Common Sailor


The most common of the Sailors or Gliders [describes its style of flight, short burst of wing beats followed by a gliding action]. It has the most orange of underside wings coloration of all the members of the genus. It wingspan is 40 – 50mm.


Neptis hylas is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

More detailed life history of Neptis hylas papaja is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog.

Photos: HortPark, Singapore 20120526


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