Laxita thuisto thuisto

Lesser Harlequin

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Genus Laxita
Species: thuisto
Subspecies: thuisto
Common Name: Lesser Harlequin
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Lesser Harlequin is a jungle butterfly which flits from leaf to leaf in the shade and settles with half-open wings. The two sexes can be distinguished by their colouration - the male is all black above while the female is reddish brown with a wing pattern like the underside. The underside is orange brown, ornamented by blue-edged black spots.

Habitat & Habits
In Singapore, the Lesser Harlequin can be found in the Central Catchment nature reserve areas. The butterfly is fond of the shade and can usually be observed in shady forested spots. The males fly faster than the females and are more active.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa

Laxita thuisto thuisto

Lesser Harlequin

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Genus Laxita
Species: thuisto
Subspecies: thuisto
Common Name: Lesser Harlequin
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Lesser Harlequin is a jungle butterfly which flits from leaf to leaf in the shade and settles with half-open wings. The two sexes can be distinguished by their colouration - the male is all black above while the female is reddish brown with a wing pattern like the underside. The underside is orange brown, ornamented by blue-edged black spots.

Habitat & Habits
In Singapore, the Lesser Harlequin can be found in the Central Catchment nature reserve areas. The butterfly is fond of the shade and can usually be observed in shady forested spots. The males fly faster than the females and are more active.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa




Laxita thuisto thuisto

Lesser Harlequin

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Genus Laxita
Species: thuisto
Subspecies: thuisto
Common Name: Lesser Harlequin
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Lesser Harlequin is a jungle butterfly which flits from leaf to leaf in the shade and settles with half-open wings. The two sexes can be distinguished by their colouration - the male is all black above while the female is reddish brown with a wing pattern like the underside. The underside is orange brown, ornamented by blue-edged black spots.

Habitat & Habits
In Singapore, the Lesser Harlequin can be found in the Central Catchment nature reserve areas. The butterfly is fond of the shade and can usually be observed in shady forested spots. The males fly faster than the females and are more active.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa