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Gary Chan Common Rose (eggs and their mother)
Common Rose (eggs and their mother) commented on by Gary Chan 香港 Hong Kong, Paracel Islands6 years ago

I in Eye -Jaclynne Cain, here is your spotting, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/826...
Are you talking about this?

Perhaps your spotting is not the larva of Pachliopta aristolochiae; larva of Pachliopta aristolochiae should be black in color and with a white band. If you wish to check it, you can follow the link to Wikipedia. :)

Gary Chan Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer
Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer commented on by Gary Chan Dallas, Texas, USA6 years ago

omg...I wonder how far you were from the snake...this spotting is dangerous yet beautiful!!

Gary Chan Constable
Constable commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

SandiSawyerr, yea, I was stunned when I looked at this picture! When it flies fast under sunlight, the fast-moving shiny neon blue color makes it like electricity flowing through the air! Therefore, it has a Chinese common name called 電蛺蝶, which means "Electric butterfly".

Sorry that I haven't done any measurement with this butterfly, I have checked the field guide, It has a wingspan of about 70mm, hope this information helps~ :)

Gary Chan Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

IrungbamJatishworSingh, thank you for your suggestion :)
Perhaps it is a member of the Asota genus because I can see some difference on the wing pattern between it and Asota speciosa.

Gary Chan Constable
Constable commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

thank you! It is truly a beautiful butterfly! :)

Gary Chan Glassy Bluebottle
Glassy Bluebottle commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

thank you :)

Gary Chan False Tiger Moth
False Tiger Moth commented on by Gary Chan Thailand6 years ago

It is truly a beautiful moth, no wonder someone will wrongly recognize it as a butterfly~ :P

Gary Chan Common Grass Yellow
Common Grass Yellow commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

Thank you very much!! :D

Gary Chan Russet Percher
Russet Percher commented on by Gary Chan Paracel Islands6 years ago

Dear CindyBinghamKeiser

Thank you very much for your kind reminder. I should have fixed the problem now. :)

Best,
Gary

Gary Chan brown butterfly
brown butterfly commented on by Gary Chan Hong Kong, Paracel Islands6 years ago

hi there, as i see it, it is probably not a butterfly but a moth instead.