Hestina assimilis, the red ring skirt, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in Asia. It is generally of large size. There are several subspecies: H. a. assimilis, H. a. formosana (Moore, H. a. shirakii (Shirozu, 1955), and H. a. f. nigrivena (Leech)
H. assimilis often uses its long proboscis to probe in muddy soil or gravel to get the moisture it needs. The male is strongly territorial, always staying in high positions to defend its territory.
- "Hestina Westwood, " at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
- Butterflies of the World, H. L. Lewis, (C) 1973, Lionel Leventhal Ltd.
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