Vindula dejone erotella

Cruiser

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus Vindula
Species: dejone
Subspecies: erotella
Common Name: Cruiser
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore •Malaysia •Thailand

Description
The two sexes of this butterfly have different colours on the wing; the male is a rich fulvous orange brown, whilst the female is pale greenish grey. There is a short tail on the hindwing.

Habitat & Habits
Males of this species are often found feeding on urine-tainted soil or at damp seepages. Both sexes are attracted to flowering bushes of the Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara).

Other Observations
The Cruiser is relatively common in Singapore, and can often be spotted in the nature reserves. The distinctive male cannot be mistaken for any other butterfly in Singapore.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - March 2009

Early Stages Photos

Pupa

Vindula dejone erotella

Cruiser

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus Vindula
Species: dejone
Subspecies: erotella
Common Name: Cruiser
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore •Malaysia •Thailand

Description
The two sexes of this butterfly have different colours on the wing; the male is a rich fulvous orange brown, whilst the female is pale greenish grey. There is a short tail on the hindwing.

Habitat & Habits
Males of this species are often found feeding on urine-tainted soil or at damp seepages. Both sexes are attracted to flowering bushes of the Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara).

Other Observations
The Cruiser is relatively common in Singapore, and can often be spotted in the nature reserves. The distinctive male cannot be mistaken for any other butterfly in Singapore.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - March 2009

Early Stages Photos

Pupa




Vindula dejone erotella

Cruiser

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus Vindula
Species: dejone
Subspecies: erotella
Common Name: Cruiser
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore •Malaysia •Thailand

Description
The two sexes of this butterfly have different colours on the wing; the male is a rich fulvous orange brown, whilst the female is pale greenish grey. There is a short tail on the hindwing.

Habitat & Habits
Males of this species are often found feeding on urine-tainted soil or at damp seepages. Both sexes are attracted to flowering bushes of the Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara).

Other Observations
The Cruiser is relatively common in Singapore, and can often be spotted in the nature reserves. The distinctive male cannot be mistaken for any other butterfly in Singapore.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
Butterfly of the Month - March 2009

Early Stages Photos

Pupa