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Banded Peacock

Papilio crino

Description:

Found in wooded area up to an elevation of 1600 feet but more common in low country dry zone. It is commonest during the north east monsoon. The male is far more abundant than the female. This butterfly is found in parts of South Asia, including India and Sri Lanka.

Notes:

The butterfly is solitary It flies in and out of scrub jungles and in wide open spaces, it flies fast and high, and out of reach. It is a nectar lover and prefers the flowers of tall shrubs and small trees but seen flying high above and forages on the trees. It spends little time on a flower and flies away in a hurry. The male is occasionally attracted to wet soil or gravel.


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29 Comments (1–25)

KatCuff
KatCuff 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 5 years ago

what a pretty butterfly

thanks everyone :-)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

wow, great!!

ViSarancha
ViSarancha 5 years ago

Unbelievable and superb!

induruh
induruh 5 years ago

Great series!

thank you Michele :)

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 6 years ago

Great shot !!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

What a green! Great spotting Kalee.. Go Green! (ง'̀-'́)ง

thank you ayye :)

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 6 years ago

SIMPLY AWESOME

thank you James :)

JamesFunk
JamesFunk 6 years ago

Excellent series! I really like photos 2 and 3

thank you MayraSpringmann :)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Great series!!

thank you Karen, Daniel and EnvUnlimited :)

Daniel-CR
Daniel-CR 6 years ago

This is AMAZING !!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Beautiful!

thank you Ashish :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Amazing composition...

thank you very much for your nice comments everyone :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

nice pictures !!

batex
batex 6 years ago

Amazing picture!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice series!

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Beautiful butterfly!

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.69, Long: 80.54

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013

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