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Malabar Banded Swallowtail (DN)

Malabar Banded Swallowtail (DN)
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 0:22
Viewed: 1968
Points: 22
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Name : Malabar Banded Swallowtail
Scientific name : papilio liomedon

The Malabar Banded Swallowtail (Papilio liomedon) is a beautiful member of the Swallowtail family found in southern India. Earlier considered a subspecies of the Banded Swallowtail (Papilio demolion) of South-east Asia but now considered a distinct species.

Similar to Papilio demolion but distinguishable chiefly by the pale greenish-yellow band that crosses the wings starting from the middle and not from just before the middle of the dorsal margin of the hind wing, also this band is composed entirely of separate spots on the fore wing.

The IUCN Red Data Book records the Malabar Banded Swallowtail as uncommon and not threatened as a species. However a survey in the early nineties by Harish Gaonkar showed the butterfly to be rare but distributed from Kerala to Goa. The butterfly was considered to be common in Karwar in the past. It is not to be found in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is protected by law in India.

Generally found in the semi-evergreen and evergreen tropical forests of the Western Ghats where it flies mainly during the monsoon months.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-21 0:42]

Hello Arun,
Excellent photo of this Malabar Banded Swallowtail, a very special butterfly I think. Good sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Nice contrast against the background.

Ciao Arun, great macro of fascinating butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-21 4:33]

Very adorable species, well captured. feel like visiting your place to see them. tfs.

Hi Arun,
beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness and a lot of details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Arun,
Nice butterfly, captured with beautiful sharpness and natural colour.
Thanks and my regards,

SAmazin species of this Papilio! well done

Ciao Arun.
Eccellente macro di questa farfalla fotografata con un’ottima nitidezza stupendi i colori,bene la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-21 14:35]

Hi Arun,a magnificent capture of this papilio sucking the selt from the wet ground,a great quality too in a very difficult backlight,you manage very well the exposure,impressives details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Daffy (95)
  • [2012-12-21 17:12]

Beutiful pic of the swallowtail.Good capture.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-21 23:13]

Hello Arun.
A very beautiful butterfly you share with us. The POV is excellent as it shows the pattern and colours of the wings well. Nicely composed with sharp, clear detail.Regards Siggi

真是漂亮 好大的鳳蝶
恭喜你了 顏色真亮麗
背景也相容 照的清晰

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