Thursday, 27 November 2008

Magpie Crow (Euploea radamanthus)

Adult Magpie Crow (subspecies E. r. radamanthusat Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016

OTHER NAMES: Oriental Magpie Crow
Featured Subspecies: Euploea radamanthus radamanthus
Wingspan: 70-80mm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

A large species that was fairly numerous in Genting Highlands, it is a member of the family of the Crow and Tiger butterflies which are typically black butterflies with white markings.  The family as a whole is often poisonous, due to their consumption of toxic plants while still in the caterpillar stage.

Related Species:
Family: Nymphalidae 
Genus: Euploea
SUBSPECIES: E. r. addenda, E. r. niasica, E. r. radamanthus, E. r. schreiberi

 - Sighting Locations -

MALAYSIA - A widespread but local resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Several seen at Genting Highlands

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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