Clearwing Swallowtail Butterfly

27 Mar 2013 22:34 - 17 Jun 2013 18:27 #868 by jonathanbkk
Clearwing Swallowtail Butterfly was created by jonathanbkk
Shot at Chiang Dao surprisingly using my 300 IS 2.8 long lens




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28 Mar 2013 16:28 #871 by Paul T
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Sweet - my favourite, I love the way it flies and the effect of the tails. It's either :

Green dragontail

Or

White dragontail

Not sure which without a book

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11 Apr 2013 11:22 #892 by Painted Jezebel
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I can confirm that your photos show the Green Dragontail, Lamproptera meges virescens.

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17 Jun 2013 17:34 - 18 Jun 2013 06:44 #1103 by Paul T
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I got out into the forest for the first time in 4 or 5 weeks at the weekend, saw some interesting insects which I am still working on. Also got a few dragontail pictures as well.




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18 Jun 2013 06:39 - 18 Jun 2013 06:42 #1106 by Paul T
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This one had sadly seen better days but I wanted to post it because it is part of the life cycle. I wonder if, in the case the dragon-tails, the tails evolved as a benefit for evading predation?

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