Terinos terpander robertsia
|Common Name:||Royal Assyrian|
|Extant in countries:||•Malaysia •Singapore|
The species is rich purple above with a white area on the hindwing. The underside is purple-brown, traversed by reddish brown and pale dull blue fasciae and the hindwing has a series of dark, orange-tinged post-discal spots.
Habitat & Habits
The Royal Assyrian is the only one of its genus which occurs in Singapore.
The butterfly is relatively rare in Singapore, and can only be found in localised area within the nature reserves, where its host plant can be found.
The butterfly is alert and is territorial, often returning to the same spot again and again.
To be detailed.
Refer to the ButterflyCircle's blog article - The Life History of the Royal Assyrian.
Butterfly of the Month - June 2008