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At Siam Insect Zoo (fig.), in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, there are several phi seua kathoey on display, that is to say gynandromorphic butterflies.

 

In case of gynandromorphy, butterflies of any given species that are sexual dimorphic, i.e. where the two sexes of the same species display different characteristics, such as colour or markings, will exhibit the combined characteristics of both the male and the female.

 

  phi seua kathoey

 

  phi seua kathoey

 

Usually, this is displayed in that the forewings and hindwings on one side are those of  male individuals while the set of wings on the opposite site are those of females.