Random Insect: Clipper


Clipper (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Parthenos sylvia) photographed 05/19/2013 at The Butterfly House near Whitehouse, Ohio.

Although native to southeast Asian rainforests, clippers (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Parthenos sylvia) are more easily seen in local insectariums. I came across a number of these striking butterflies at The Butterfly House near Whitehouse, Ohio this past weekend. While clippers are known to be fast flyers, these individuals spent most of their time sipping nectar from the abundant flowering plants that filled the room.


About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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2 Responses to Random Insect: Clipper

  1. I do love a great butterfly house and your photo is quite amazing. I would tell you yesterday I saw my first Western Yellow Swallowtail of the season in the garden, first sighting of the year.


  2. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shot, Jeremy. I love it when insects are hungry or thirsty, because it’s often the only time when they sit still long enough for me to get a shot.


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