02 May 2012

Random Gallery - The Green Baron

Random Butterfly Gallery
The Green Baron (Euthalia adonia pinwilli)

This week's random butterfly is the Green Baron (Euthalia adonia pinwilli).  This male was photographed feeding on the ripening fruit of Melastoma sp. by ButterflyCircle member, Koh CH.  The Green Baron is not rare, and is widely distributed across the island.  It is often observed in urban parks and gardens in locations where its caterpillar host plant, the parasitic Dendrophthoe pentandra is found.  Both males and females are attracted to fermenting fruits.