Saturday, January 27, 2007

Papilio Species That I've Never Heard Of

Here is a list of swallotail butterflies I jus found out about while doing some research:

Swallow Tail Butterflies ( Papilionidae ):

Malabar Banded Peacock -
Papilio buddha

Royal Swallowtail - Teinopalpus imperialis

Note: This is one of the species that does have Papilio in their latin name.

This is what the site had to say about Teinopalpus imperialis:

This magnificent butterfly ranges from Nepal - Sikkim and Assam
through the Naga and Chin hills into Burma and on into Central China.
The female is much larger and rarer then the male- the latter being some what
brighter coloured with a large yellow area on the upper and undersides of the hind wings.
The flight is fast and powerful and the butterfly inhabits forest areas between 5000- and 10,000 feet. Wing span approx 3 ( male ) and 4 ( female ) inches.

Now I find that very interesting. Don't you?

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