Elymnias hypermnestra beatrice
English : Common palmfly
French : Elymnias hypermnestra
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Notes : 20 other subspecies known. This subspecies was previously called “agina“.
Adults can reach a wingspan of about 4 cm. Upper side is dark with white to blue dots on exterior of wings. Underside is brown, sometimes with clear areas, darker veins and a small pointy tail on hinbwing. White spot on top of hindwing.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in southern Malaysia and Sumatra. Species found from India and Sri Lanka to Malaysia and Singapore. Lives in primary and secondary forests, oil palm plantations and parks, to 800 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species status hasn’t been assessed. It has a huge range and can tolerate living in suburban parks and other man-altered habitats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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