Clipper – Parthenos sylvia
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia found mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.
Featured in Closeups in Nature on November 11/2010
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