Common Red Harlequin


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Paralaxita telesia, the Common Red Harlequin, is a species in the butterfly family Riodinidae.

Paralaxita telesia has a wingspan of about 35–45 millimetres (1.4–1.8 in). In males both wings are mainly dark brown, with a crimson apex and a whitish large spot on the forewings. Underside is carmine with bands and spots of blue and black. The apex of the forewings is rufous. Hindwings are crossed near the outher margin by a band of light blue and a band of light yellow, each bordered with black.

This species can be found in the Peninsular Malaya, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Borneo and Sumatra. source

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