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|This pretty Lycaenid has a reddish-orange underside, the forewing unmarked, and the hindwing with large black submarginal spots on the white tornal area. The hindwings bear one long and two short tails. |
The Branded Imperial is somewhat local in distribution, but is usually found in small numbers. It favours forest pathways at all elevations. The caterpillar feeds on Smilax bracteata, which is a common forest vine.
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- [2008-01-01 9:08]
Happy New Year to you. Thanks for this picture of a lovely subject. I hope 2008 brings you lots more opportunities for excellent photography.