Eooxylides tharis distanti
|Common Name:||Branded Imperial|
|Extant in countries:||•Singapore|
This pretty Lycaenid has a reddish-orange underside, the forewing unmarked, and the hindwing with large black submarginal spots on the white tornal area. The hindwings bear one long and two short tails.
Habitat & Habits
The Branded Imperial is somewhat local in distribution, but is usually found in small numbers. It favours forest pathways at all elevations. The caterpillar feeds on Smilax bracteata, which is a common forest vine.
To be detailed.
Refer to the ButterflyCircle's blog article - The Life History of the Branded Imperial.
Butterfly of the Month - July 2008