View Full Version : Athyma kanwa kanwa?

12-Jun-2007, 01:04 AM
Had a few shots of this sailor-like butterfly, thinking it was a Grey Sailor on location. However checking against the checklist comes back with the possibility that this is a Dot-Dash Sergeant. What do you think?


Painted Jezebel
12-Jun-2007, 08:40 AM
Yep, that is Athyma kanwa kanwa.:thumbsup:


12-Jun-2007, 09:21 AM
Looks like they're in season. Just saw another one at USR after we left MNT. It was too skittish and I've got a poor shot of its underside. The host plants of the Athyma as I mentioned to you, are species of the Uncaria. The characteristic hook along the stems of the plants make the plants quite easy to locate.

12-Jun-2007, 12:20 PM
Thanks Les and Khew for the ID confirmation. :)

Will try to locate the host plant next time to that location in USR.