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Common Peacock (Papilio polyctor) This species deserves a better name. Common peacock,Geotagged,India,Papilio polyctor,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Common Peacock (Papilio polyctor)

This species deserves a better name.

    comments (8)

  1. That is incredible. When you zoom in, the details are amazing :-) Posted 11 months ago
  2. I am glad you liked the image Posted 11 months ago
  3. Wow! It's like a sky full of colorful stars. Extremely impressive species and you've done it much justice! Posted 11 months ago
  4. Thanks alot for your kind words Posted 11 months ago
  5. Amazing capture and incredible detail. Was this taken in an exhibit or caught in the wild? Great intro!!
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. 100% wild Posted 11 months ago
      1. I assumed so. Very jealous! Posted 11 months ago
  6. What a beautiful image - I hope I can see one of these some day. Posted 11 months ago

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''Papilio polyctor'', the common peacock, is a beautiful swallowtail butterfly found in the Indian subcontinent. It is found in the Himalayas and parts of India from the foothills to 7,000 feet between March and October. It has distinct dry- and wet-season forms. The butterfly frequents ''Buddleia'' flowers. Its food plant is ''Xanthoxylon alatum'' of the Rutaceae family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by nightjar6
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By nightjar6

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Uploaded Apr 21, 2018. Captured Apr 4, 2013 08:13 in Unnamed Road, Dihingia Para Grant, Assam 785635, India.
  • NIKON D300S
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 105mm