Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Regal Greatstreak

Today a few shots of a Regal Greatstreak (Evenus regalis) that I found this morning on a shrub here in the reserve.

The blooming shrub had a deliciously intoxicating fragrance, attracting over 25 different butterfly species, including this stunningly beautiful Regal Greatstreak.

I have never seen this species before, and was quite taken in by its beauty. It's fairly big too for a hairstreak.

Even head on, it looks good.

Tomorrow, I'm going back there with a net to try a collect a specimen for the biological station's growing collection.

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