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Black Angle, Sinharaja, Sri Lanka  Black angle,Sri Lanka,Tapena thwaitesi,animal,animals,butterfly,insect,insects,skipper,skippers Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Excellent! So nice to have a Sri Lanka wildlife reporter on the ground ;) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Happy to be there! Unfortunately I am mostly based in the US now for college now, but I'll do my best to go adventuring when I come back on break! Posted 2 years ago
      1. That is awesome, Shanelle! Where in the US are you studying? Posted 2 years ago

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''Tapena'' is a monotypic genus of butterflies in the family Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae. Its single species is ''Tapena thwaitesi'', the black angle, found in Indomalayan realm. The species was described by Frederic Moore in 1881 and is named after George Henry Kendrick Thwaites, the director of the botanical garden at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka between 1849 and 1880.

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

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Uploaded Aug 15, 2018. Captured Aug 6, 2018 05:09.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 400mm