Native Animals

Athyma nefte

The Colour Sergeant
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SSN 56410
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Commonly known as Colour Sergeant, this brush-footed butterfly is found from India to South China through Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Palawan. It inhabits mainly in lowland forests, including logged forest. It is a common butterfly on the plains but is rather rare on the hills (Kirton, 2014).

The Colour Sergeant has a wingspan about 3.0 cm long. Both sexes have different coloration. The male has velvety black upperside with bluish-white markings and ground colour underside. However, the female occurs in two distinct forms where the upperside is brown with either orange-markings (subsp. neftina) or brown markings (subsp. subrata). Its underside is similar to the male but paler (Kirton, 2014).

Location

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  • Johore 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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References

Article
  1. Häuser, C.L., Schulze, C.H. & Fiedler, K. (1997). The Butterfly Species (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) of Kinabalu Park, Sabah. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 45 (2), 281-304
Book
  1. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  2. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
  3. Mohamed, M., David, M.C & Fadhil, A.R (2017). Insects Of Gunung Ledang, Johor, Malaysia. Penerbit UTHM.
  4. Praveena, B.K. & Maria Arlene, J.A.S. (2013). Compendium of Facts and Figures. 2nd Edition. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 161.
Online
  1. Malaysia Butterfly Checklist. Nature Society (Singapore). Retrieved February 18, 2021, from http://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst.id=1&ac=v

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat, Ms. Wan Nurul ‘ain Binti Wan Mohd Nor & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Arthur Y.C. Chung

Species Citation :- Athyma nefte. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/56410. [Retrieved 16 April 2024].

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