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Malabar Raven A butterfly species which often gets mistaken for Common Crow butterfly. Found this beauty in the forests of Goa. AbhijeetJagtap,AbhijeetRameshJagtap,Geotagged,Goa,Incredible India,IncredibleIndia,India,Malabar,Malabar Raven,Papilio dravidarum,Raven,Sahyadri,Summer,Western Ghats,abhitap1991 Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. How to tell the difference? Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Hi @Ferdy, thanks for asking. If you are in an area/region where both these species occur then you can not possibly identify a butterfly in its flight. You'll have to manage a shot to observe the spots. In Common Crow butterfly (Euploea core), you get oval shaped white spots, while in the image above, you can see the white spots in the shape of inverted thick/bold V or in the shape of a small moths. Especially the lower row of spots which are in the shape of a boomerang in Ravens. This is how you differentiate them from Common Crow butterflies. Posted one year ago
      1. Thanks! Posted one year ago

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The Malabar Raven is a species of Swallowtail butterfly found in the Western Ghats of India.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Jul 8, 2020. Captured Sep 8, 2019 11:37 in Near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctury, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 403406, India.
  • NIKON D5600
  • f/7.1
  • 1/125s
  • ISO320
  • 105mm