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Emerald in the forest

Peacock Swallowtail - Papilio palinarus, a beauty from South East Asia. Other names of this butterfly : Emerald Swallowtail, Green-banded Peacock butterfly, Burmese Banded Peacock, Emerald Peacock, Moss Peacock. The Latin name Palinarus is the name of the pilot of Aeneas' boat in the Latin epic poem Aeneis of Virgil.

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Taken on July 19, 2012