May 11, 2011

I was just browsing the internet when i found this gorgeous butterfly. Wow... So beautiful and this butterfly can only be found in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Graphium weiskei, also called Purple Spotted Swallowtail is a great coloured butterfly from Australasia/Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1900 by Ribbe. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Purple Spotted Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with green and purple spots. Hind wings have tails.

Purple Spotted Swallowtail

Purple Spotted Swallowtail

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