Abisara savitri savitri
Malay Tailed Judy
|Common Name:||Malay Tailed Judy|
|Extant in countries:||•Thailand •Malaysia •Singapore|
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 forewing. It has black submarginal spots along the hindwing, and has a pair of white-tipped tails, several millimeters long.
Abisara savitri savitri is one of the three species of the genus Abisara to be found in Singapore. A third, recorded as Abisara kausambi kausambi, has not been seen in recent years and is feared to be extinct.
Habitat & Habits
The species is rarely seen and usually observed in shaded areas along paths within the nature reserves of Singapore. Normally, only individuals are seen, although there has been at least one occasion where I have seen three of the butterflies within half an hour along a secluded trail.
This butterfly, as with its close cousin, Abisara geza niya and Abisara saturata kausamboides, is a forest butterfly and is rather timid. It shares the habit of flitting from perch to perch and settling with half-open wings as is shown in the photograph.
Refer to the ButterflyCircle's blog article - The Life HIstory of the Malay Tailed Judy.
To be detailed.