The Clipper Butterfly
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia found mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.
Photo ID: 20080618_162636
Author: Roderick Bley
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Photo size: 2.8 Mpixels (7.97 MB uncompressed) - 2048x1360 pixels (6.8x4.5 in / 17.3x11.5 cm at 300 ppi)
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Published in: Bugs, Insects