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Emerald Swallowtail, Emerald Peacock

Papilio palinurus

Description:

Papilio palinurus has a wingspan reaching about 8–10 centimetres (3.1–3.9 in). The dorsal sides of the wings are covered by a powder of green scales and the background vary from dark greenish to black, with broad bright emerald green metallic bands. The undersides are black with orange, white and blue spots along the edges of hind wings, that show extended tails at the end.

Habitat:

Southeast Asia, I spotted this one in Palawan Philippines


2 species ID suggestions

Emerald Peacock
Papilio Palinurus Papilio palinurus
bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Emerald Swallowtail
Papilio palinurus Papilio palinurus

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Lat: 10.00, Long: 118.75

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

Reference

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