Clipper Butterfly Parthenos sylvia

Blue Clipper butterfly
Clipper butterfly
The Blue Clipper butterfly comes from Malaysia and is an intricate pale blue pattern on brown, with waspish body stripes.
Blue Clipper butterfly
The blue can be yellowish or mauvish.
Blue Clipper butterfly The blue can be mauvish (without the yellow) . . .
Clipper butterfly very pale blue . . .
Clipper butterfly olive or olive green.
Brown Clipper butterfly
Clipper butterfly
Clippers also have a yellow-brown form. Ranging across Asia-Pacific there are some 30 subspecies; they are basically blue in Malaysia, blue-green in the Indian sub-continent, brownish in Indonesia/Philippines and yellowish in northern Australia.
Clipper butterfly beige
The beige-pink form
Clipper butterfly side view Clipper underside
Clipper butterfly on hibiscus Clipper on hibiscus
Clipper butterfly side view Clipper underside
Clipper butterfly chrysalis
Clipper butterfly chrysalis
Clipper butterfly chrysalis
Clipper butterfly chrysalis
Clipper butterfly chrysalis
Clipper butterfly emerging
Clipper butterfly emerging
Clipper butterfly emerged

Clipper Butterfly emerging from chrysalis