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    Default Junonia iphita extant in Singapore?

    If this shot was taken in Singapore, it would indicate Junonia iphita is present in Singapore.
    https://log1t3ch.deviantart.com/art/...-ida-131765771

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    Oh. That's Mark Wong's shot. Taken at the Hort Park Butterfly Enclosure some time ago. Back then, Penang Butterfly Farm (now renamed Entopia) supplied pupae to the enclosure. They typically supplied species that are easily bred for their own enclosure in Penang. Hence Junonia iphita was one of the species sent over here. Others are Parthenos sylvia, Athyma perius, Tirumala septentrionis and a couple of other even more exotics like Idea leuconoe clara.

    http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2...hort-park.html

    The experimental enclosure has since been taken down and the butterfly garden over there is now open with free-flying local species.

    Junonia iphita continues to be "extant" in Singapore as Entopia still continues to supply pupae to the Changi Airport Butterfly Garden, which is an enclosed aviary.
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    So that explain the shot.
    J. iphita in the past common in villages & waste grounds seem to have become rare.
    In the KL area J. hedonia has become established in the park areas.

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