Malay Baron

Scientific Name
Euthalia monina
FABRICIUS, 1787
Specie in
Family
Euthalia monina - Adrian Hoskins
Euthalia monina – Adrian Hoskins

Introduction

There are about 55 species in the genus Euthalia, divided into several sub-groups with differing adult characteristics.

Euthalia monina is distributed from north-east India to Thailand, south China, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Bali.

Habitats

This butterfly is found in rainforest and humid deciduous forest at elevations between sea level and about 600m.

Lifecycle

The larval foodplant is Clidemia ( Melastomataceae ).

Adult behaviour

Males visit damp patches to imbibe mineralised moisture, and also attend dung, carrion and fallen fruits on the forest floor. Females are usually seen deep in the forest, basking on leaves in areas of dappled sunlight.

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Butterfly of
Scientific Name
Euthalia monina
by
FABRICIUS, 1787
Family
SubFamily
LIMENITIDINAE
Tribe
ADOLIADINI
SubTribe
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