Brown Clipper butterfly Parthenos sylvia

A cline of colour. The Clipper has a range of background colours, running from green in India to blue in Malaysia, brown in the Philippines and yellowish in Queensland. A gradually changing trait, such as colour, over a geographical region is known as a cline in biology.

Name: Brown Clipper

Latin: Parthenos sylvia

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: The Philippines

Food plant: Adenia

Blue Clipper butterfly Parthenos sylvia