Dimorphic white

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Identification: As the common name suggests, this species is sexually dimorphic. Females are dark brown with orange stripes radiating from the base to about mid on the forewings and to the submargin on the hindwings. There are six yellowish spots on the outer side of the orange stripes on the forewings, three at the subapex, one at the outer postdiscal region and one at the termenal submargin. Males are white with dark brown costal margin, apex and termenal margin on the forewings (with a dark brown inward projection below the apex), and dark brown termenal submargin on the hindwings. There are dark brown inward projections from the submargin, along the veins, on the underside of the hindwings. Additionally, the costal margin is dark brown and there are three stripes radiating from the base and inner dorsal margin of the hindwings on the underside, one orange stripe sandwiched between two dark brown stripes.




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Reported from: Annai (Region 9)