Common Sailer


Posted by KK Hui on Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:17 am

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Common Sailer Neptis hylas

Common Sailer probably got its name from its flying pattern of gliding slowly.
It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal.

Its wings are wide open at rest normally and I was lucky to have its wings closed this time showing its beautiful pattern!

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by david fletcher on Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:35 pm
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Beautiful shot KK, best enjoyed viewed large.
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by Tom Whelan on Sat Jun 15, 2024 10:00 pm
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Perfect pose, nice light and detail.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:18 am
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Prettily posed, ready for flight! Beautiful patterns on the flight wings. :)
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