Rachana jalindra burbona

Banded Royal

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rachana
Species: jalindra
Subspecies: burbona
Common Name: Banded Royal
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The male of the Banded Royal is a deep shining blue with comparatively narrow black distal borders, with a visual brand of differently coloured and more densely packed scales at the forewing cells end. The female is brown above with black eyespots at the tornal area. The underside is white, with a broad purple brown distal border, of which in the inner half is more deeply coloured. The species possess two pairs of dissimilar tails, one at vein 1b, which is ciliate throughout, and the other at vein two which is white-tipped.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is a fast-flyer, and even when feeding, stays still for short periods of time.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is a unicolourous green and has been found on the parasitic plant Loranthus elasticus.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Rachana jalindra burbona

Banded Royal

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rachana
Species: jalindra
Subspecies: burbona
Common Name: Banded Royal
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The male of the Banded Royal is a deep shining blue with comparatively narrow black distal borders, with a visual brand of differently coloured and more densely packed scales at the forewing cells end. The female is brown above with black eyespots at the tornal area. The underside is white, with a broad purple brown distal border, of which in the inner half is more deeply coloured. The species possess two pairs of dissimilar tails, one at vein 1b, which is ciliate throughout, and the other at vein two which is white-tipped.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is a fast-flyer, and even when feeding, stays still for short periods of time.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is a unicolourous green and has been found on the parasitic plant Loranthus elasticus.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos





Rachana jalindra burbona

Banded Royal

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rachana
Species: jalindra
Subspecies: burbona
Common Name: Banded Royal
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The male of the Banded Royal is a deep shining blue with comparatively narrow black distal borders, with a visual brand of differently coloured and more densely packed scales at the forewing cells end. The female is brown above with black eyespots at the tornal area. The underside is white, with a broad purple brown distal border, of which in the inner half is more deeply coloured. The species possess two pairs of dissimilar tails, one at vein 1b, which is ciliate throughout, and the other at vein two which is white-tipped.

Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is a fast-flyer, and even when feeding, stays still for short periods of time.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is a unicolourous green and has been found on the parasitic plant Loranthus elasticus.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos