Ideopsis similis similis
English : Ceylon blue glassy tiger
French : Papillon tigre bleu du Sri Lanka
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known.
The species can reach a wingspan of about 7 cm, rarely more. Black body with large white spots. Wing coloration is black, with white edges, and large light turquoise bands and spots. Underwings are slightly duller and browner.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from Sri Lanka and India to south China and Taiwan. The other subspecies occurs in Indochina and peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra. Found in woodlands, coastal mangroves and urban gardens.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is not assessed yet but it has a huge range and is globally common. It can live in man-made habitats and isn’t facing any threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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