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the clipper (Parthenos sylvia) - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

the clipper (Parthenos sylvia) - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

Parthenos sylvia, the clipper, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in south and southeast Asia, mostly in forested areas. The clipper is a fast-flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.

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Photo taken @ T on 27 June 2019 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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