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Monday, December 1, 2008

Paris Peacock Butterfly, Thommankuthu - Nov 2008

Paris Peacock (Papilio paris) belonging to family Papilionidae. Wingspan is about 8 to 15 cm. This butterfly has a fluorescent -greenish band on the upper forewing and a large greenish-blue patch on the upper hind wing resembling the feather of a Peacock, that's how got it's name. Paris Peacock is distributed throughout the western ghat mountains.These are one of the most colorful butterflies in India. Below images photographed in the forests of Thommankuth
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Photo ID: TMKH_058
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Photo ID: TMKH_054
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Photo ID: TMKH_055
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Photo ID: TMKH_048
"Paris Peacock butterfly in flight above the rocks with its huge wings fully stretched. you can only see this highly fluorescent blue patch on their wings only in flight"
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Photo ID: TMKH_056
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