Black-tipped Archduke

Lexias dirtea
Lexias dirtea
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Lexias dirtea, the archduke, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

Black-tipped Archduke

Lexias dirtea

Is Black-tipped Archduke harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Nymphalidae
genus: Lexias


Lexias dirtea has a wingspan of about 80 - 100 mm. In this species sexual dichromatism is extreme. In males the uppersides of the wings are mainly velvety black, with metallic blue green on the margins, while in the females the uppersides of the wings are mainly brownish, covered by several rows of yellowish-whitish spots.


This species can be found in India, Burma, Northern Thailand, southern China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines.