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Butterfly: Large Striped Swordtail

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Butterfly: Large Striped Swordtail

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:19 pm

Large Striped Swordtail, Graphium antheus, seen with Brown-veined Whites on drying mud on the Mahonie Loop near Punda in early February.

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It is a large, conspicuous butterfly that occurs in the warmer months, especially mid-summer. Females are bigger than the males.
675 Latest lifers: Short-clawed lark, Caspian plover, Western marsh harrier, Rüppell's vulture

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