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Notes:

Smithsonian Butterfly Pavilion

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African blue-banded swallowtail
Papilio nireus Papilio nireus - Wikipedia


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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A very pretty photo, of a very pretty butterfly.....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

The markings and wing shape do not correspond to the butterfly known as the White Admiral in North America (Limenitis arthemis arthemis).

This is an African blue-banded swallowtail, Papilio nireus. As indicated in the notes this butterfly is captive at Smithsonian Butterfly Pavilion. For more information:
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/butterflie...

gratography, please kindly use the Suggest an ID box for your suggestions. Always use scientific names. This way your suggestions can be voted up by other members of our community. Thanks in advance.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2016
Submitted on Oct 1, 2016

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