Vidula dejone erotella
Species: dejone erotella
Common Name: Cruiser
Status in Singapore:
Life History: incomplete
This butterfly can be found in: Singapore
The two sexes of this butterfly have different colours on the wing; the male is a rich fulvous orange brown, whilst the female is pale greenish grey. There is a short tail on the hindwing.
Habitat & Habits
Males of this species are often found feeding on urine-tainted soil or at damp seepages. Both sexes are attracted to flowering bushes of the Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara).
The Cruiser is relatively common in Singapore, and can often be spotted in the nature reserves. The distinctive male cannot be mistaken for any other butterfly in Singapore.
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