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Western Giant Swallowtail

Papilio rumiko


Large butterfly of about 10-12cm wingspan. Black colouration with yellow markings and stripes on wings and body; the hind wing also features red/orange spots and small blue crescent shapes. From what I can tell, those spots and crescents on the underside of the hind wings differentiate this species from other similar ones.


City park in semi-arid climate, at about 1800 metres above sea level.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Appreciate the kind words! Thank you.

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Nice spotting Felix :)

Tukup a year ago

Beautiful series and notes Felix. Thanks for sharing.

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Great shot.

Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Spotted on May 6, 2020
Submitted on May 19, 2020

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