Thursday, 25 December 2014

Tanaecia julii (Common Earl - Female) - Sikkim Butterfly

Tanaecia julii (Common Earl - Female)

Place : Shantinagar, Singtam, East Sikkim

Date: Noivember 7, 2014

Pic: Shital Pradhan
Scientific classification
Kingdom:             Animalia
Phylum:               Arthropoda
Class:                    Insecta
Order:                  Lepidoptera
Family:                 Nymphalidae
Genus:                  Tanaecia
Species:                 T. julii
Binomial name:    Tanaecia julii
Other Names:  Common Earl
Special feature:  This butterfly is brown in colour with its peculiar blue-edged lower wings. The male is easily identified by having the blue band of the upperside hindwing not extending onto the forewing.

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