Chin’s Butterfly Gallery
CHIN'S BUTTERFLY GALLERY ~ LIFE HISTORY ~ THE COMMON PALMFLY
The Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra)
The Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra). Copyright © Chin Fah Shin
The Common Palmfly
COMMON PALMFLY (Elymnias hypermnestra) caterpillars feed on a wide variety of palms (Palmae), including coconut and oil palm. For many years, I had seen several specimens of the Common Palmfly nearly everyday flying around a hibiscus hedge under a coconut tree just across the road from my house in a Kuala Lumpur suburb. After this coconut tree had been chopped down, I see them less often now. The specimens pictured below were bred out by me many years ago on a potted decorative palm and another type of ornamental palm (from a neighbour's garden) which has long, narrow leaves. Click on a thumbnail image to view the larger photo. The photo opens in a new window. You can go on to the NEXT photo in the new window. Close that window to return to this page.
Eggs of the Common Palmfly Larva of the Common Palmfly Larva of the Common Palmfly Larva of the Common Palmfly Larva and pupa of the Common Palmfly
Pupa of the Common Palmfly Emerging Common Palmfly Emerging Common Palmfly Emerging Common Palmfly Emerging Common Palmfly
THIS PAGE REVISED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2018. COPYRIGHT © Chin Fah Shin.