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Pirdana distanti - Agava Skipper This is a low light skipper butterfly. Best chance of seeing this iridescent beauty, is under the tree canopy and low down, early morning being best. The reflective quality of the wings will catch a beam of light and give its position away.<br />
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Skittish, but still approachable for a good shot.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Pirdana distanti - Agava Skipper

This is a low light skipper butterfly. Best chance of seeing this iridescent beauty, is under the tree canopy and low down, early morning being best. The reflective quality of the wings will catch a beam of light and give its position away.

Skittish, but still approachable for a good shot.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.

Pirdana distanti - Agava Skipper Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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    comments (2)

  1. Great photo, Dave! Beautiful!
    The species record is created.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks - updated :)

      Dave
      Posted 3 years ago

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The genus Pirdana is endemic to the Oriental region and comprises of 4 known species, albicornis, hyela, distanti and fusca, the last of these being discovered as recently as 1983.
All Pirdana species have dark uppersides with a metallic bluish-green sheen, and golden-yellow scales around the tornus on the hindwings. Additionally they all have deep ruby eyes.
Pirdana distanti is found in West Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Vodkaman
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By Vodkaman

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Uploaded Apr 18, 2016. Captured Apr 26, 2013 07:58 in Jl. Lavender No.8, Ciwaruga, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 105mm