De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Papilio nireus

The Green Banded Swallowtail (perhaps cyan banded)l was quite common in our garden with its citrus trees. These are males, the cyan band more saturated, and a yellow band on the underside hind-wing, which has a lovely chocolate sheen. I have had no success in finding the larva, and always found it difficult to photograph the upperside, this one on a cool winter day blown in the breeze.

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