Thursday, August 28, 2008

Malay Tailed Judy

The Malay Tailed Judy is a small but striking forest butterfly that is rarely seen. I chanced on this one perched on a leaf in a quiet shaded area. The Malay Tailed Judy has a habit of flitting from perch to perch and settling with half-open wings as is shown in the photograph.The butterfly is a beige brown with a slight hint of lilac in some light, and possesses a pair of white transverse stripes on the fore wing. It has black submarginal spots along the hind wing, and has a pair of white-tipped tails, several millimeters long.

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