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Emerald Swallowtail
Papilio palinurus Papilio palinurus


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3 Comments

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

That's an Emerald Swallowtail - Papilio palinurus, native of tropical Asia. So...it had to be an escapee from a nearby butterfly enclosure. The Toronto Zoo has an enclosure and was featuring Malaysian butterflies, including this one. - Frank Smodel

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Amazing!!!

chrisgevans55
chrisgevans55 8 years ago

This butterfly is a swallowtail but it is either a strange hybrid (possibly a cross with an admiral?) or an exotic non-North American species.

navysailorswife
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navysailorswife

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jun 4, 2011

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