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Chinese Three-tailed Swallowtail_16-06-05_Bhutanitis thaidina

Bhutanitis thaidina, commonly known as the Chinese Three-tailed Swallowtail, is a rare species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is found in Tibet and China. The larva feeds on Aristolochia moupinensis. Wikipedia. The food plant is a climber with spectacular flowers and is itself restricted to China.

 

Rilong, Sichuan, China.

 

A tricky exposure - a black butterfly on a white flower.

 

Thanks to sunwenhao90 for the ID.

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Taken on June 5, 2016