Euploea climena (Stoll, [1782])
(one synonym: Cratia limnoria Hübner, 1816)
DANAINAE ,   NYMPHALIDAE ,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)

The adult butterflies of this species are dark brown, with the hind wings fading to white at the edges.


underside
(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)

The undersides are similar but have bluish spots under each wing. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

Various races of this species occur in

  • Indonesia,
  • New Guinea,

    and subspecies macleari Butler, 1887, occurs in Australia in

  • Christmas Island, and
  • the north of Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 610-611.

    Caspar Stoll,
    Papillons exotiques,
    in Pieter Cramer:
    De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
    Volume 4 (1782), p. 207, figs. E, F, and also Plate 389, figs. E, F.


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    (updated 20 March 2004, 4 December 2013, 2 March 2015)