Sinthusa natsumiae

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Sinthusa natsumiae
Sinthusa natsumiae male.jpg
Male, upperside and underside
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Sinthusa
Species: S. natsumiae
Binomial name
Sinthusa natsumiae
H. Hayashi, 1979[1]

Sinthusa natsumiae is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.[2] It is endemic to the Philippines and found on many islands. It is very beautiful, especially on the forewing upperside of male it has two different brilliant blue colours. Forewing length is about 12-15 mm. It flies fast and sometimes flies downward.

Male at Mandalagan volcano on Negros island
Female at Kanlaon Volcano on Negros

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinthusa at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Sinthusa natsumiae H.Hayashi, 1979 (in Japanese)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hayashi, Hisakazu, 1979: New Lycaenid Butterflies from Mindanao, the Philippines. Tyô to Ga. 30(1,2): 83-90. [1]
  • Treadaway, C. G., 1995. Checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo Suppl.14: 7-118.
  • Takanami, Y. & Seki, Y., 2001. A synonymic list of Lycaenidae from the Philippines. Edn. 12.
  • Treadaway, Colin G. & Schrőder, Heinz G., 2012: Revised checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Suppl. 20: 1-64.