Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Club Beak ( Libythea myrrha rama)

Club Beak is a rather rare butterfly   distributed in wet forest areas of all over the island from 500-6000ft throughout the year. Usually found near streams and wet roads. If disturbed, it only flies few meters and probably return back to the same location in a few seconds. It flies very fast but once settles on a flower or wet road or on a boulder in a stream, sits absolutely still few minutes. The larvae are feed on celtis species of family Ulmaceae(Meditella[C.philippensis], Gurenda [C.timorensis] etc..).

1 comment:

  1. such a peculiar looking creature! Very interesting!