Saturday, June 02, 2007
The Red Ring Skirt ( Hestina assimilis ) is the mystery butterfly I told you about some time ago. I just found what it is and lots of photos of it including some info! YAY! I found the following info on wikipedia and I will post more if there is more out there which I believe there is.
Hestina assimilis, the Red Wing Skirt is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in Asia. It is a large butterfly. The male is strongly territorial, always staying in high positions to defend it's territory.
And here is some info with pics of the larvæ, pupa, and adult: