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A new butterfly to Dokmai Garden

December 14, 2011

This early morning at 05.30 it was 15.4 °C. Cold! The silver pheasant descended from his tree at 06.34. That is the definition of mid morning.

Yesterday we had the privilege of receiving British guests who found a butterfly new to Dokmai Garden: the yam fly (Loxura atymnus, Lycaenidae). Its larva is not restricted to yam (Dioscorea), but it can also feed on paper mulberry (Broussonetia spp).

Photo: Janina Tomsett

Text: Eric Danell

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  1. December 14, 2011 4:16 PM

    I’ve seen a lot of butterflies during my many visits to Thailand, but I don’t recall ever running into this beauty.

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