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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Falcate Yellow
Dercas lycorias  DOUBLEDAY, 1842
Family - PIERIDAE
subfamily - COLIADINAE
Tribe -
Dercas lycorias, Sichuan, China Tony Hoare
Introduction
From a distance this butterfly can be mistaken for a Gandaca or Eurema species, but it can readily be distinguished from them by it's larger size, falcate apex and short antennae.
There are 5 members of the genus Dercas - verhuelli, gobrias, lycorias, nina and enara. These are variously distributed from India to southern China and Indonesia.
Dercas lycorias is found in north-east India, Burma, Thailand and western China.
Habitats
To be completed.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour
Males are usually seen singly, imbibing mineralised water from wet mud or sand, usually very close to the water's edge.

 

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