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Green Dragontail

Lamproptera Meges


Tiny little quick darting butterfly. About 3 cm in size. Black with blue-ish white. long feathered out tails that have tiny white dots. The end tips of the tail are white. It is very quick, and does not sit still long.


Near a hot spring near some jungle area, in the mud of a dirt track.


I saw quite a few of these tiny darting creatures and first i thought they were some small kind of dragonflies. BUT then I saw that they were butterflies and I was in awe. So I bored my partner trying to get close enough to take a nice shot. They kind of wirr their long tails while drinking, they make a circular in out movement. Very cute. They are skiddish and fly of quickly. Lovely fairytale like butterfly.

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago


Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Simply awesome!

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

ToshimiDowaki 10 years ago

Wonderful series!

Muckpuk 10 years ago

:-) Thank you all!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Fantastic great spotting :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Oh my! This is so beautiful!

Amazing butterfly...

RiekoS 10 years ago

Beautiful picture.

Muckpuk 10 years ago

Thanks! :-)

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

great series !!!

ManishKumar2 10 years ago

nice one .... great job

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แม่สอด, จังหวัดตาก, Thailand

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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