Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus
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|Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly|
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Family: Papilionidae (apollos, swallowtails, and birdwings)
Genus: Eurytides (Kite swallowtails)
The Zebra Swallowtail butterfly is a common butterfly with distinctive black and white markings and elongated tails on its hindwings It also has some small red and blue hindwing markings and strongly-scalloped hindwing margins. The caterpillar is yellow-green with black and yellow stripes. The Zebra Swallowtail has a wingspan of about 3.75-4.5 inches (9.5-11.5 cm).
They are called swallowtails because they have long "tails" on their hindwings which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows (a type of bird).
.. Esta imagen la capte hace muchos años no estoy muy conforme con la calidad de la imagen captada, sin embargo es una bella especia para admirar, la transparencia en sus alas y el detalle rojo en los extremos de sus alas, son algo único para mi.
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- [2009-04-07 15:49]
Hi Ninfa,beautiful point of view and great details and colors,a very spectacular butterfly! I wish to see one in my country..ehehe....thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,Luciano