2 Tree Nymph Butterflies by Chris Thaxter
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The Malabar Tree-nymph or Malabar Tree Nymph is a large butterfly found in peninsular India that belongs to the danaid group of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in forest clearings and above the forest canopy.
Their flight is slow, weak and fluttery. They glide a lot giving members of this genus the other name of Paperkite. Often gliding above the tree canopy but every now and then moving lower down in forest openings.
Tree Nymph has a wingspan of 120–154 mm. It appears as a mostly white butterfly with black markings. Upperside semitransparent white, sometimes slightly infuscate with a powdering of black scales. Forewing with the following black marks:— narrow margins on both sides of the veins, a dusky streak along dorsum, large sub-basal spots.



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