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Spotted Zebra Butterfly

Graphium megarus

Description:

Notice the bright yellow proboscis adding a splash of color.

Habitat:

Seen along a trail through highland farms and secondary forest near the village of Siulak Deras on the edge of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Notes:

It was enjoying the minerals unearthed by some excavating being done in the area.

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3 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

It is close but no cigar I think. The family of glassy tigers is close too. This is not easy :)

Dave

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 8 years ago

Thanks! Looks good to me. I'll update it.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

I can't believe that such a stunner cannot be identified. From the wing profile, the thorax spots and abdomen stripes, looks like a species of papilio graphium.

DAve

luke.mackin
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luke.mackin

Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 1, 2013
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013

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