Amathusia phidippus phidippus

Palm King

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Amathusia
Species: phidippus
Subspecies: phidippus
Common Name: Palm King
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
All the species are similarly marked with the upper surface some shade of brown, whilst the undersurface is patterned with broad bands of reddish or cinnamon brown and narrower whitish bands. The hindwing has large submarginal ocelli.

Habitat & Habits
The Amathusia genus comprise a number of similar looking butterflies which are rather difficult to identify. However, in Singapore, only one - The Palm King, is known to exist.

The Palm King is crepuscular in habits and often enters lighted houses. It feeds on the coconut palm.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Caterpillar
Pupa

Amathusia phidippus phidippus

Palm King

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Amathusia
Species: phidippus
Subspecies: phidippus
Common Name: Palm King
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
All the species are similarly marked with the upper surface some shade of brown, whilst the undersurface is patterned with broad bands of reddish or cinnamon brown and narrower whitish bands. The hindwing has large submarginal ocelli.

Habitat & Habits
The Amathusia genus comprise a number of similar looking butterflies which are rather difficult to identify. However, in Singapore, only one - The Palm King, is known to exist.

The Palm King is crepuscular in habits and often enters lighted houses. It feeds on the coconut palm.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Caterpillar
Pupa




Amathusia phidippus phidippus

Palm King

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Amathusia
Species: phidippus
Subspecies: phidippus
Common Name: Palm King
Life History: partial
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
All the species are similarly marked with the upper surface some shade of brown, whilst the undersurface is patterned with broad bands of reddish or cinnamon brown and narrower whitish bands. The hindwing has large submarginal ocelli.

Habitat & Habits
The Amathusia genus comprise a number of similar looking butterflies which are rather difficult to identify. However, in Singapore, only one - The Palm King, is known to exist.

The Palm King is crepuscular in habits and often enters lighted houses. It feeds on the coconut palm.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Caterpillar
Pupa