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papilio protenor


The fore wings are dark-brown. The veins are black. The underside of Papilio protenor is very similar to the upside. The hind wings of Papilio protenor are black. The edge is wavy. The bigger part of the wing is spotted by whitish-blue scales. At the inner edge there is a red eye-spot. At the front edge there is a yellow stripe. The underside is black. Four red spots dominate the wing. The body (abdomen) is brown. The thorax and the head are also brown. Sex differences: The basic colour of the female is brown. At the upside of the hind wings there are red spots. The female has more red-spots at the underside than the male


hilly region, hot climate


I wish I could have taken the picture of its wing. . . but it kept on flying and flying

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jus t sad that nobody likes this picture. . . is it bcoz it has no contrast color.or because I took this shot from my phone? it wass really difficult using my phone to capture it as it kept on flying I had to follow it to take this shot. . .

Madhyamanchal, Nepal

Spotted on Apr 20, 2014
Submitted on Apr 20, 2014

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