Euploea core

Species: Euploea core

English Name: Common Crow

Chinese Name: 幻紫斑蝶

Family: Nymphalidae

Description:

The Common Crow has about 8-9 cm in wingspan. The wings are glossy black upperside and dark brown underside with white spots along the outer margins. The body has also white marks. The pupa is metallic in color while the larvae is white striped with hair like tentacles on the upper side. This species can be observed in Taipa and Coloane hiking trails.

© 2007 Dinesh Valke

© 2007 Dinesh Valke

© 2008 Melanie Cook

© 2008 Melanie Cook

© 2009 Malcolm Tattersall

© 2009 Malcolm Tattersall

© 2008 Melanie Cook

© 2008 Melanie Cook

© 2008 Melanie Cook

© 2008 Melanie Cook

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References:

- Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.