13 June 2012

Random Gallery - Semanga superba deliciosa

Random Butterfly Gallery
(Semanga superba deliciosa)

This week's random butterfly needs no introduction.  With a name like superba and deliciosa, who needs a common name to remember it! : )   This beautiful Lycaenid never fails to attract ButterflyCircle members whenever it appears.  A fast-flying but small species, it is moderately rare, but has a wide distribution across parks, gardens and the nature areas in Singapore.  Here, ButterflyCircle member Loke PF shot this pristine female perched elegantly on a blade of grass.   Females of this species feature three pairs of tails, whilst males have only two pairs.