|The Yamfly is a small but conspicuous
butterfly which shares the same habitat with the
prettier Branded Imperial. Indeed, both species feed on
young shoots of the jungle creeper, Smilax, and can
usually be found not far from their host plant.
The Yamfly is reddish orange on the upperside, with a
black apical border on the forewings. The underside is
orange yellow with some obscure markings. The tails are
tipped with white and twirl in slight breeze, in the
hope of fooling predators that this is the head of.the
The species is not often seen, but where encountered, it
is usually found singly. The butterfly enjoys basking in
bright sunlit spots and normally flies at low levels
where it flits from perch to perch.