Thursday, January 21, 2010

Banded Swallowtail

The Banded Swallowtail (Papilio demolion) is a butterfly belonging to the  Family PAPILIONIDAE. This butterfly is having a wingspan of 9-10 cms, and is found in Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.


The fore wings are black. A yellow band dominates the wing. At the wing tip the yellow band is split into spots.

The hind wings of are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, yellow band. At the outer edge there is a chain of yellow spots. At the inner edge there is a hinted eye-spot.  

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