September 23, 2010 9:15 pm
dear bugman my boyfriend and i went to a butterfly house and i took this photo of a real bonita i was wondering if u can tell me its species thank you beverly green aka the bugwhisperer
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Dear Beverly the bugwhisperer,
We did a web search of “green swallowtail butterfly pavilion” and we quickly identified your Green Peacock, Papilio palinurus, on the Butterfly Pavilion website which has this short entry: “Southeast Asia Camouflaged underneath, this butterfly displays bright green bands when it opens its wings.” Wikipedia calls it the Emerald Swallowtail.