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Uploaded: April 20, 2011

Description

Whilst photographing flowers in our front garden this butterfly happened along!

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"Identification: The Common Crow Butterfly is a large black butterfly with white spots on the fore wings and a band of elongated spots on the hind wings. The outer wing margins have small white spots. The males have a pair of hidden orange-yellow brushes at the tip of the abdomen, which they can extend into bright coloured patch as part of the mating ritual or to deter predators. These brushes emit a musky odour. The caterpillars are striped. Pupa have metallic silvery sheen.

"Other Names: Oleander Butterfly.

"Size: Wingspan 70mm, Caterpillar about 50mm.

"Habitat: The Common Crow is found in open forest and woodland. Often seen in parks and gardens."

Refer: http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Common-Crow-Butterfly/Euploea/core.html

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Captured mid-afternoon, in early autumn, on the 9th of March 2010...

Category: ~ Animals ~



Comments

Antonio Amen April 20, 2011

Nice capture, thanks for comment my photo.
Regards
António #1370842

Karen Engelbreth April 20, 2011

Fantastic butterfly and a wonderful image Carolyn... #9360451

John Connolly April 20, 2011

A well detailed capture of this beautiful insect, Carolyn! Great info too! #9360632

Ron McEwan April 20, 2011

So well captured and presented Carolyn, this is fantastic. Great information too #9360714

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe April 20, 2011

Oh what a gorgeous lucky accident. Love the depth and angle as well as the stunning color. #9360744

Jack Ryan April 20, 2011

Beautifully done...interesting info is an added plus. Well done. #9360745

Jill Odice level-classic April 21, 2011

This is slike a beautiful watercolor Carolyn! #9362013

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