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Ancyra Blue by inckurei Ancyra Blue by inckurei
Catopyrops ancyra

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Family : Lycaenidae
Subfamily : Lycaeninae
Genus : Catopyrops ancyra
Common Name : Ancyra Blue
Wingspan : 24mm
Hostplant(s) : Pipturus argenteus (Native Mulberry)
Trema tomentosa (Poison Peach)

Description
First encountered at Pulau Ubin by one of the ButterflyCircle members in end 2004, and later identified as the Catopyrops ancyra. The butterfly survives well and has became a resident at some spots of the island.

In 2006 the species started appearing on the western edge of the CCA . In 2007 the frequent encounter of this species on bush land west of Bukit Batok area suggested that it has sucessfully migrated further west and established itselfs well on Singapore main Island.

Habitat & Habits
The species is relatively small and a fast flyer, males love to sunbath under the hot sun at higher vantage points amongst the low bush , they will repeatedly return their preferred perches.
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cboyabin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
i was searching fo a bio project when i found this :D

thanks for all the details by the way, really helpful:XD:
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inckurei Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcomed.

Please look at www.butterflycircle.com for more information about butterflies, especially the Blog.
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Annaphotix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have added this lovely photo to the Favourites gallery of #Tiny-Worlds-Photo - please do take a look at the group and see if you'd like to join us there :nod:
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March 12, 2010
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F/8.0
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180 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 13, 2010, 12:42:15 PM
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