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Athyma kanwa kanwa (Dot-Dash Sergent) by melvynyeo Athyma kanwa kanwa (Dot-Dash Sergent) by melvynyeo
Beautiful walking moss.. Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limeniti…
The Limenitidinae ares a subfamily of butterflies that includes the admirals and relatives. The common names of many species and genera reference military ranks or – namely the Adoliadini – titles of nobility (e.g., count, duke, earl, and marquis), in reference to these butterflies' large size, bold patterns, and dashing flight. In particular, the light stripe running lengthwise across the wings of many Limenitidini has reminded earlier authors of officers' (e.g. admiral, commander, commodore) shoulder marks and epaulets.

In flight, many of these butterflies have the habit of flapping their wings, so the (usually) bright upperside and the cryptic underside alternate for the observer, then gliding for prolonged distances, with the motionless wings held outstretched. The common names of some Limenitidinae—"aeroplanes", "clippers", or "gliders"—refer to this flight pattern.
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks insane. To think creatures like this exists on earth is fascinating 
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FIANAKORN Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
cute~~ >_<
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Leda74 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Amazing critter!
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linpo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
It looks so otherworldly...   UFO 
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image!
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Dec 23, 2016, 11:43:25 PM
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