Orange Staff Sergeant

Scientific Name
Athyma cama
MOORE, 1858
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Athyma cama, West Sikkim, India - Adrian Hoskins
Athyma cama, West Sikkim, India – Adrian Hoskins

Introduction

There are about 45 species in the genus Athyma, variously distributed across the Oriental region. They are popularly known as Sergeants, and are closely related to the genera Limenitis and Neptis.

Athyma cama is the commonest and most widespread member of the genus, being found in India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Habitats

This species is found in forested areas at elevations between about 500-2000m.

Lifecycle

The larval foodplant is Glochidion ( Phyllanthaceae ).

Adult behaviour

The adults have a swift and skittish flight with rapid wing beats alternating with spurts of smooth gliding. They are powerful fliers, but usually only cover short distances, settling periodically on the ground or on low herbage.

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Athyma cama
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MOORE, 1858
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LIMENITIDINAE
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LIMENITIDINI
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