Parantica aspasia aspasia
English : Yellow glassy tiger
French : Papillon-tigre jaune
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Notes : 10 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a wingspan of 7.5 cm. When folded, wings have a high profile. Dark brown to black edge with two rows of white spots. Wing cells edged black. Inside of cells bluish-white, turning bright yellow on most of hindwing.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South-east Asia, from Myanmar and Vietnam to Western and Central Indonesia and Western Philippines (Palawan and Balabac). Lives in primary and secondary forests and forest clearings.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species seems to be reasonably common in suitable habitat within its range. It is apparently extinct in Singapore. Status not assessed yet.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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