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BUTTERFLYING IN SOUTH SULAWESI (4) – Nymphalidae

Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia.  It is the world’s 11th largest island.  There are about 560 known species of butterflies.  239 of them (>40%) are endemic to the region.  We visited the place around end September.  The weather had been dry since March.  It was definitely not the peak season for butterflies.

Idea blanchardii 帛斑蝶屬
Idea blanchardii 帛斑蝶屬
Euploea eupator 紫斑蝶屬
Euploea eupator 紫斑蝶屬
Charaxes affinis 螯蛺蝶屬
Charaxes affinis 螯蛺蝶屬
Faunis menado 串珠環蝶屬
Faunis menado 串珠環蝶屬
Amathusia virgata
Amathusia virgata
Elymnias hicetas 鋸眼蝶屬
Elymnias hicetas 鋸眼蝶屬
Cethosia myrina 鋸蛺蝶屬
Cethosia myrina 鋸蛺蝶屬
Euthalia amanda 翠蛺蝶屬
Euthalia amanda 翠蛺蝶屬
Lexias aeetes 律蛺蝶屬
Lexias aeetes 律蛺蝶屬
Moduza lymire 穆蛺蝶屬
Moduza lymire 穆蛺蝶屬
Rohana macar 羅蛺蝶屬
Rohana macar 羅蛺蝶屬
Cyrestis strigata 絲蛺蝶屬
Cyrestis strigata 絲蛺蝶屬
Chersonesia rahria 坎蛺蝶屬
Chersonesia rahria 坎蛺蝶屬

BUTTERFLYING IN SOUTH SULAWESI (3) – Lycaenidae

Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia.  It is the world’s 11th largest island.  There are about 560 known species of butterflies.  239 of them (>40%) are endemic to the region.  We visited the place around end September.  The weather had been dry since March.  It was definitely not the peak season for butterflies.

Allotinus macassarensis 銼灰蝶屬
Allotinus macassarensis 銼灰蝶屬
Curetis tagalica 銀灰蝶屬
Curetis tagalica 銀灰蝶屬
Bindahara phocides
Bindahara phocides
Arhopala hercules 嬈灰蝶屬
Arhopala hercules 嬈灰蝶屬
Hypolycaena sipylus
Hypolycaena sipylus
Castalius fasciatus 豹灰蝶屬
Castalius fasciatus 豹灰蝶屬
Psychonotis piepersii
Psychonotis piepersii

BUTTERFLYING IN SOUTH SULAWESI (2) – Pieridae

Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia.  It is the world’s 11th largest island.  There are about 560 known species of butterflies.  239 of them (>40%) are endemic to the region.  We visited the place around end September.  The weather had been dry since March.  It was definitely not the peak season for butterflies.  We were not able to find the interesting Delias sp.  Still, we were able to find some interesting butterflies.

Aoa affinis
Aoa affinis
Appias zarinda
Appias zarinda
Cepora timnatha
Cepora timnatha
Cepora celebensis
Cepora celebensis
 Eurema alitha
Eurema alitha