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Christer Johansson

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:05 am   Post subject: Big black butterfly with light blue markings


This is another one that I call a tropical butterfly. For me it's difficult with all the species that not live around here Embarassed

It's about 3" (7,5cm) wide, I guess...


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eileen


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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:50 am   


I think your butterfly could be a Papilio nireus lyaeus Christer.

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Christer Johansson

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:15 am   


eileen wrote:
I think your butterfly could be a Papilio nireus lyaeus Christer.


That seems to be correct, yes! I have another image that was a unknown butterfly, but seems to be that species as well Smile



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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:16 pm   


Any chance you can post a photo of the top sides of that butterfly? On most butterflies, the underside of the wings look totally different in color and some markings than the top of the wings do.

Go ahead and start a new topic for each butterfly you want IDed, it keeps the topic from becoming confused and the people who have looked at the first butterfly won't know that there is different one posted in there too so you are less likely to get an answer.

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Christer Johansson

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:33 pm   


toni wrote:
Any chance you can post a photo of the top sides of that butterfly? On most butterflies, the underside of the wings look totally different in color and some markings than the top of the wings do.

Go ahead and start a new topic for each butterfly you want IDed, it keeps the topic from becoming confused and the people who have looked at the first butterfly won't know that there is different one posted in there too so you are less likely to get an answer.


Well, it seems that those two pictures are the same species but from two different views Neutral

Take a look here Smile

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:52 pm   


Yep, that's the difference I was talking about Wink
I am not familiar with that butterfly from either side so it had me confused, isn't it amazing how different the topside and underside can be. Shocked

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Christer Johansson

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Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:05 pm   


toni wrote:
Yep, that's the difference I was talking about Wink
I am not familiar with that butterfly from either side so it had me confused, isn't it amazing how different the topside and underside can be. Shocked


Yes, that's why I had the two images "tagged" as two unknown species Laughing I have some more that are very different on the two sides Cool

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