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喙鳳蝶、金帶喙鳳蝶、帝王喙鳳蝶、天狗鳳蝶 Teinopalpus imperialis (the Hope butterfly) | by guano
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喙鳳蝶、金帶喙鳳蝶、帝王喙鳳蝶、天狗鳳蝶 Teinopalpus imperialis (the Hope butterfly)

not much hope for these two dead individuals being sold on eBay...

 

Classification: 鳳蝶科(Papilionidae),鳳蝶亞科(Papilioninae),青鳳蝶族(Leptocircini)

 

This is a fabulously beautiful butterfly, and endangered by habitat destruction caused by timber cutting. It is a strong flyer in the tops of mountain forests in India, Nepal, and China.

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Taken on August 10, 2006