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Five-bar Swordtail

Graphium antiphates

Description:

The Swordtails are remarkable for the very long, slender and tapering tail on the hindwing, resembling a long sword. They are forest butterflies and are very swift on the wing, with an erratic flight. The ground color of the upperside is white with five short black costal bars. It has a long black tail edged with orange and a white tip.

Habitat:

Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary

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8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks triggsturner

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Neil...

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Stunning! Great series Pam.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Great series, and I love the name. Stunning butterfly.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Yes James, I agree, a beautiful butterfly. So lucky to get a shot of it !

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 4 years ago

What a lovely butterfly

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Lauren...

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Beautiful Pam!!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Jorhat, Assam, India

Spotted on Apr 26, 2016
Submitted on Jul 16, 2016

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