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Charaxes montieri

Charaxes montieri is a very nice butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1885 by Staudinger & Schatz. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes montieri is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The female is brown and white and the male is black and blue. Hind wings have two little tails.
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Graphium tynderaeus (Green-Spotted Swallowtail)

Graphium tynderaeus, also called Green-Spotted Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. Graphium tynderaeus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many green spots dominate the wings. Hind wings have no tails.
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Hypolimnas dexithea

Hypolimnas dexithea is a great butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Hypolimnas dexithea is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a big member of the genus Hypolimnas. The butterfly is black with white and auburn areas.
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THE MOST POPULAR ARTICLES OF LAST MONTH (MARCH)

  1. Papilio ulysses (Mountain Blue)
  2. Papilio memnon (Great Mormon)
  3. Ornithoptera victoriae
  4. Sasakia charonda
  5. Graphium weiskei (Purple Spotted Swallowtail)
  6. Papilio chickae
  7. Ornithoptera priamus
  8. Ornithoptera goliath
  9. Graphium milon
  10. Papilio cresphontes




   

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The genus PAPILIO contain about 200 species and it is the biggest group of PAPILIONIDAE. PAPILIO butterflies (Swallowtails) lives on each continent without Antarctic. The biggest biodiversity is in tropical areas. Feedplants are members of family LAURACEAE, RUTACEAE and UMBELLIFERAE.
GENUS PAPILIO...  





The genus ATROPHANEURA was described in 1865 by Reakirt. It contains at present about 29 species. ATROPHANEURA butterflies are from Asia and Australia. These species are in all development stages uneatable, because the larvae  life on toxic plants and accumulate the poison in body.They are also called Batwings or Windmills.
GENUS ATROPHANEURA...  





This genus contain about 70 species and it is a big group of NYMPHALIDAE. MORPHO butterflies are from South America (NEOTROPIC). This butterflies have  flouresce blue on there wings.  This optical phenominon based on  refraction and  interference.   
GENUS MORPHO...  


The genus ORNITHOPTERA was described in 1832 by Boisduval. It contains at present about 13 species. The genus ORNITHOPTERA is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. ORNITHOPTERA butterflies are from AUSTRALASIA-INDOMALAYA.
The biggest butterfly on earth is a member of this genus. These butterflies are green, blue, red and gold.
All of them are also called birdwing-butterflies. Birdwings are wonders of nature and we have to protect them. 
GENUS ORNITHOPTERA...  

The genus TROIDES was described in 1819 by Hübner. It contains at present about 20 species. The genus TROIDES is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. TROIDES butterflies are from AUSTRALASIA-INDOMALAYA.
These butterflies are black and gold.
All of them are also called birdwing-butterflies. Birdwings are wonders of nature and we have to protect them. 
GENUS TROIDES...  






 

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