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unidentified swallowtail butterfly


Yellow and black swallowtail butterfly with iridescent green and pink spots on the ends and along the trailing edges of its wings, which had a span of about 4 inches.


Suburban area on insular tropical upland plateau.


Spotted flitting about near my house. Imaged at a distance when it landed on my driveway. Attempts to get closer before taking its picture were unsuccessful; it flew off every time. Each of the uploaded images is a crop from the original. The third, uploaded to provide perspective and showing more background than butterfly, is itself a crop. None of the uploaded images is high resolution.

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Asian swallowtail
Papilio xuthus Papilio xuthus - Wikipedia

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Mililani, Hawaii, United States

Spotted on Feb 25, 2020
Submitted on Mar 10, 2020

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