Clipper butterfly

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Parthenos sylvia

[Cramer 1776]

Other name: Clipper butterfly

It can be found in South and South-East Asia, mostly in forested areas. The clipper is a fast-flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.
Photos have been taken at Oasi Sant Alessio aviary

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