Parthenos sylvia philippinensis
English : Clipper
French : Papillon clipper
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Notes : Up to 36 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 12 cm in wingspan. Underside light blue to green-white with dark edges, lines and white circles. Upperside with row of white blotches, dark edges and blue lines. Subspecies with chestnut beige middle of wings.
Range and habitat
Subspecies found in Philippines. Species occurs from India and Sri Lanka to south China, to Indonesia, New Guinea and Philippines. Lives in primary and secondary rainforests near water, to 300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a huge range and is locally very numerous although locally possibly threatened by deforestation, especially on islands.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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