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Malabar Banded Peacock

Malabar Banded Peacock
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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: 2008-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A 580
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 23:27
Viewed: 1842
Points: 18
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Name : Malabar Banded Peacock
Scientific name : Papilio Buddha

esembles Papilio palinurus but is larger. The upper side of the wings are also differ with the irroration of green scales more restricted, the outer half of the fore wing except a triangular patch from apex of wing downwards, and the outer thirds of the hind wing except a subterminal series of ill-formed lunules, devoid of green scales; discal transverse bands on both fore and hind wings similar to those in P. palinurus but very much broader; the discal band of the forewing measured on the dorsum occupies considerably more than one-third of the dorsal length, while the discal band of the hind wing is as broad posteriorly as it is anteriorly (in P. palinurus it is much narrower posteriorly); the ochraceous tornal ocellus brighter, not surmounted with blue; the subapical ochraceous lunule in interspace 7 also brighter and much larger. Underside similar to the underside in P. palinurus, but on the hind wing the ochraceous lunules in the subterminal series proportionately narrower and much more conspicuously bordered on their innersides with silvery white. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in P. palinurus.

The caterpillar has a shield on the thoracic segments. Green, the shield laterally and posteriorly narrowly edged with white; segments 5 to 11 with a broad white line and above it a series of minute white spots on each segment.

Locally Common and Not Rare. Protected in India but not known to be threatened.

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Hello Arun,
Excellent capture of a beautiful butterfly and nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-04 1:51]

Hello Arun.
A good POV of the butterfly, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Regards Siggi

Ciao Arun, great macro of fantastic buttrfly with wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Arun

Nice macro of this butterfly, with its pose,
the POV you choose and the way a little bit
diagonally you framed giving dynamism to the photo, TFS


Hi Arun,
unusual butterfly for me. I like the colours and shapes. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Arun,
很美麗的鳳蝶 照的很清晰 構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hello Arun
Good capture of this Malabar Banded Peacock from a very unusual angle.
nice colour and calrity.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-07 11:17]

Hello Arun,
Not too often do I see a butterfly of these color mixtures. Love it's long tail and bright vivid colors. Nice presentation.

You have amazing collection of butterfly. this is really interesting .

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