Friday, 28 November 2008

Striped Blue Crow (Euploea mulciber)

Adult male Striped Blue Crow (subspecies E. m. mulciberat Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016

Featured Subspecies: Euploea mulciber mulciber
Wingspan: 80-90mm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

A large species of butterflies from the brush-footed butterfly family and the most common species of it's family in Singapore and presumably Malaysia by extension.  It has a wide number of host plants and can be found in varied habitats.  As a catepillar it uses its silk to secure parts of the leaves together so it can eat parts of the leaves further on from where it has already eaten.

Related Species:
Order: 
Lepidoptera 
Family: Nymphalidae 
Genus: Euploea
SUBSPECIES: E. m. awayuki, E. m. azagra, E. m. babina, E. m. barsine, E. m. basilissa, E. m. batunensis, E. m. cebuensis, E. m. bazilana, E. m. claudia, E. m. dinagatensis, E. m. donada, E. m. dongo, E. m. duarseri, E. m. dufresne, E. m. elwesii, E. m. gelderi, E. m. kalinga, E. m. kochi, E. m. maassi, E. m. malakoni, E. m. masbatensis, E. m. mindanensis, E. m. mulciber, E. m. paupera, E. m. phoebadis, E. m. portia, E. m. semperi, E. m. seraphita, E. m. subvisaya, E. m. ticoana, E. m. triggia, E. m. vandeventeri, E. m. verhuelli, E. m. visaya  

 - 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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