|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The butterfly genus Lexias (Nymphalidae, Euthaliinae) is wide-spread in south-east Asia. However, the species shown here, Lexias aeetes, is only known from the Sulawesi region and the only Lexias occuring on mainland Sulawesi. Males and females of the genus look quite different. In many Lexias species, males show broad blue-green iridescent bands on the upperside of their wings. Females are dull brown with multiple white to yellow dots. This picture shows a female of L. aeetes. Usually they rest on the forest floor with the wings closed. Here, they are hardly distinguishable from the litter. When disturbed, they fly off with high speed always very close to the ground. Fortunately, this female rests on the understory vegetation of the rain forest. It is located in the vicinity of Bantimurung in South Sulawesi.|
Wing span of female L. aeetes: 70 - 80 mm.
... of males: about 65 mm
- Tsukada L (1991) Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands, Vol. V (Nymphalidae 2). - Azumino Butterflie's Research Institute.
- Vane-Wright R.I. & de Jong R. (2003) The Butterflies of Sulawesi. Annotated Checklist for a critical Island Fauna. Leiden.
- Otsuka K (1988) Butterflies of Borneo, Vol. 1. - Tokyo.
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Hi Peter ,
A good shot of this Nymphalidae, , would suggest u to go more parallel to the subject. Great shot over all..
- [2006-05-09 14:17]
Hi again Peter
I realy admire all of you that you know so much about every insect al around the world.
I will start my lessons tomorrow.
TN and all members are the better teacher.
Nice POV,BG,a beautiful butterfly and a useful note
- [2006-05-10 3:46]
Good photo of this butterfly!
Very nice POV and BG!
Very good capture Peter!