Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butterfly Photos: Possibly a Chinese Peacock (Papilio bianor)

butterfly, Chinese Peacock

The colors of this Swallowtail caught my attention.

It was spotted in the northern hills of Okinawa and it didn't like posing for the camera.

Butterfly, Chinese Peacock, Motion GIF

When it got attracted to that weed, I fired away in burst mode.

And, sent the photos over to that Auto Awesome dude on Google+.

A few resources, I used to help identify the critter:



Gave me the Latin (Papilio bianor) and Japanese name:  Karasu-ageha (カラスアゲハ).


Got me thinking, this may  very well be a Chinese Peacock Butterfly.

Any butterfly experts out there want to confirm ?








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