Athyma reta moorei

Malay Staff Sergeant

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus Athyma
Species: reta
Subspecies: moorei
Common Name: Malay Staff Sergeant
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
This butterfly is another one of the lookalike Athyma species. It is most likely to be confused with Athyma kanwa kanwa or the Lance Sergeant Athyma pravara helma.

The white cell streak is twice constricted and this characteristic distinguishes it from the other species. The almost circular white spot in space 2 is also larger than the other species.

The undersides are a greyish brown in the usual Athyma pattern.

Habitat & Habits
The species is rare, and usually makes its appearance around flowering trees in the forested areas of the nature reserves. It glides in the usual strong Athyma flight pattern which distinguishes the species in the genus from the slower-flying gliding style of the closely-related Neptis species.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa

Athyma reta moorei

Malay Staff Sergeant

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus Athyma
Species: reta
Subspecies: moorei
Common Name: Malay Staff Sergeant
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
This butterfly is another one of the lookalike Athyma species. It is most likely to be confused with Athyma kanwa kanwa or the Lance Sergeant Athyma pravara helma.

The white cell streak is twice constricted and this characteristic distinguishes it from the other species. The almost circular white spot in space 2 is also larger than the other species.

The undersides are a greyish brown in the usual Athyma pattern.

Habitat & Habits
The species is rare, and usually makes its appearance around flowering trees in the forested areas of the nature reserves. It glides in the usual strong Athyma flight pattern which distinguishes the species in the genus from the slower-flying gliding style of the closely-related Neptis species.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa




Athyma reta moorei

Malay Staff Sergeant

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus Athyma
Species: reta
Subspecies: moorei
Common Name: Malay Staff Sergeant
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
This butterfly is another one of the lookalike Athyma species. It is most likely to be confused with Athyma kanwa kanwa or the Lance Sergeant Athyma pravara helma.

The white cell streak is twice constricted and this characteristic distinguishes it from the other species. The almost circular white spot in space 2 is also larger than the other species.

The undersides are a greyish brown in the usual Athyma pattern.

Habitat & Habits
The species is rare, and usually makes its appearance around flowering trees in the forested areas of the nature reserves. It glides in the usual strong Athyma flight pattern which distinguishes the species in the genus from the slower-flying gliding style of the closely-related Neptis species.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa