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Bali Impressions-Animals in and around your house or Hotel-Butterflies


Palm King-Amathusia phidippus-Amathusiidae

Amathusiidae, Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, Amathusia phidippus, Palm King

Native South East Asia   Wingspan  5-6 cm
The Amathusia genus comprise a number of similar looking butterflies which are rather difficult to identify.All the species are similarly marked with the upper surface some shade of brown, whilst the undersurface is patterned with broad bands of reddish or cinnamon brown and narrower whitish bands. The hindwing has large submarginal ocelli.
The Palm King is crepuscular in habits and often enters lighted houses. It feeds on the coconut palm.
Favourite flowers: rotten fruit
Caterpillar feed on:

Cocos nucifera

Borassus flabellifer

Nypa fruticans