Lexias pardalis: Common Archduke Butterfly

The Common Archduke [Lexias pardalis] is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. Lexias pardalis has a wingspan reaching about 80–90 mm [3.1–3.5 in].

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^ Common Archduke, Female

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^ Common Archduke, Male

This species exhibits a strong sexual dimorphism, with very different pattern and colour.

Photos: Penang Butterfly Garden, Malaysia 2002

Source: Wikipedia

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