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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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25/10000 second
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F/5.0
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180 mm
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2009, 11:32:06 AM
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Five Bar Swordtail 040409 by inckurei Five Bar Swordtail 040409 by inckurei
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Family : Papilionidae
Subfamily : Papilioninae
Genus : Pathysa
Common Name : Five Bar Swordtail, 绿凤蝶
Status In Singapore : Uncommon

Description
The species is creamy white above, with a series of black transverse stripes in the costal area of the forewing. On the underside, the basal half of the hindwing is green, with black stripes and spots. The butterfly has a wingspan of 40 - 45 mm.

Habitat & Habits
The Swordtails are remarkable for the very long, slender and tapering tail on the hindwing. They are forest butterflies and are very swift on the wing, with an erratic flight. They are often mistaken for a white Pierid butterfly, as the tails are usually not seen during flight.

Further Reading
This species is the only representative of the genus Pathysa in Singapore. It is credited with being one of the few butterflies in the region to bear a local name - itamputi, from the Malay words "hitam", meaning black, and "putih", meaning white.
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dead-star Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Beautiful butterfly, I really like its color :D
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inckurei Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) its one of my favourite butterflies to phorograph too :)
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Lissa68 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Your awesome photo has been included in photo-invertebrates best of January 2010 feature [link] please be sure to fave it so others can find it and everybody's photos get more notice.

Thanks and congratulations!
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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inckurei Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image!
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inckurei Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate! It is by far one of my favourite puddling butterflies to photograph. This guy took a rest on one of the ferns near by, i was lucky enough to take a few lucky shots before it took flight :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Tricky to shoot my friend and you did extremely well!
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inckurei Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the flattering words mate!
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