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~  Lime Swallowtail [Papilio demoleus] ~

~ Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the common lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail and citrus swallowtail. These common names refer to their host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies, it does not have a prominent tail. The butterfly is a pest and invasive species from Asia and Australia which has spread to the Caribbean and Central America. ~

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~ Common Leopard [Phalanta phalantha] ~

~ Phalanta phalantha, the common leopard or spotted rustic, is a sun-loving butterfly of the nymphalid or brush-footed butterfly family. It is widely distributed and abundant; from the tops of hills in Sri Lanka and southern India and up to 3000 m in the Himalayas, as well as the whole of Subsaharan Africa. ~

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~ Common Rose [Pachliopta aristolochiae] ~

~ Pachliopta aristolochiae, the common rose, is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Pachliopta genus, the roses, or red-bodied swallowtails. It is a common butterfly which is extensively distributed across South and Southeast Asia. ~

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~ Common Cruiser [Vindula erota] ~

~ Vindula erota, the common cruiser, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in forested areas of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. ~

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~ Lemon emigrant [Catopsilia pomona pomona] ~

~ Catopsilia pomona, the common emigrant or lemon emigrant, is a medium-sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. ~

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~Common mormon [Papilio polytes] ~

~ Papilio polytes, the common Mormon, is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia. This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inediblered-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose ~

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~ Glassy tiger [Parantica aglea] ~

~ Parantica aglea, the glassy tiger, is a butterfly found in India that belongs to the crows and tigers, that is, the danaid group of the brush-footed butterflies family. ~

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~ Green-spotted triangle [Graphium agamemnon] ~

Graphium agamemnon, the tailed jay, is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallow tail. The butterfly is also called the green-spotted triangle, tailed green jay, or green triangle. It is a common, non-threatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and Australia.



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~ Tawny rajah [Charaxes bernardus] ~

Charaxes bernardus, the tawny rajah, is a butterfly that belongs to the rajahs and nawabs group, that is, the Charaxinae group of the brush-footed butterflies family. This species can be found in India, China, Indomalaya, and onwards to Indonesia. It has been recorded as a migrant in South India and is known mud-puddle.



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~ Blue glassy tiger [Ideopsis vulgaris] ~

Ideopsis vulgaris, the blue glassy tiger, is a butterflythat belongs to the crows and tigers, that is, the danaid group of the brush-footed butterflies family. This species can be found in India, Singapore,Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, South Burma-Sundaland, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands – Alor, Borneo – Palawan. These butterflies occur at the edge of forests or plantations and in the coastal mangrove areas.



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~ The commander butterfly [Moduza procris milonia] ~

Moduza procris, the commander, sometimes included in the genus Limenitis, is a medium-sized, strikingly coloured brush-footed butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It is notable for the mode of concealment employed by its caterpillar and the cryptic camouflage of its pupa.

The commander has a wingspan of about 6 to 7.5 cm (2.4 to 3.0 in). The upperside of its wings are a bright reddish brown. Towards the centre of the wing are broad white spots. In flight, one can see a bright red brown butterfly with a white band forming a V shape. There are also a few white spots scattered on the wings. Its hindwings have crenulated margins. The undersides of the wings are a whitish grey toward the base and have a row of dull reddish brown and a row of black spots along the margins.

The male and female are similar in appearance.



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