Pandita sinope sinope
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The wings are orange above with dark brown shading in the basal halves of the wings and three dark lines in the marginal areas. The undersides are a paler orange.
Habitat & Habits
This Nymphalinae is the only representative of its genus in Malaysia and Singapore. It is confined to lowland forest and frequents the same localities as the Athyma and Moduza species.
The butterfly is relatively active and is a rapid flyer like the Athyma species. It is alert and is not easily captured except when feeding at the blooms of flowering bushes. The caterpillar is believed to feed on Uncaria species.
See Butterflycircle's Blog Article - Life History of the Colonel.
To be detailed.