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Milon's Swallowtail

Graphium milon

2 species ID suggestions

Common Bluebottle
Graphium sarpedon Graphium sarpedon
MartinL 6 years ago
Milon's swallowtail
Graphium milon Graphium milon — Milon´s Swallowtail


Nasru Alam Aziz
Nasru Alam Aziz 6 years ago

thx martin..

Nasru Alam Aziz
Nasru Alam Aziz 6 years ago

yes martin, i think this is graphium milon..

MartinL 6 years ago

Sorry to throw a spanner in the works.
These two very similar species were once considered subspecies.
G. milon has a thinner blue zone and darker black zones. The butterfly is slightly larger than the common bluebottle. Compare these two and decide which you think best matches your spotting.

Nasru Alam Aziz
Nasru Alam Aziz 6 years ago

thank you noel..

alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Lovely, feeding on minerals!

Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Lat: -5.02, Long: 119.68

Spotted on Jul 24, 2005
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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