Blue Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus)
Some butterflies are difficult to photograph. They either land briefly or they fly high in the tree tops. Such was the latter case with this butterfly I captured in flight.
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia. It is species found mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapped stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.