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Clearwing Swallowtail

Cressida cressida


Clearwing Swallowtail Butterfly is the medium size swallowtail butterfly. The male and female look very different. Female is pale brown in colour, with scales on wings lost and become clear. The abdomen is black with orange colour between segments. Male is more colourful, with black dots on front clear wings. The hind wings are red, black and white in colour. The abdomen is red on black, the strong warning colours. Males and females behave very differently as well. Males always fly non-stop during the sunny day. They fly about 2 meters above ground, patrolling their territory about a 100 meters long.

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4871, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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