yellow friends

November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

golden birdwing, troides amphrysus.

Golden Birdwing.. and a tiny friend. Love this large butterfly.

hanging out.Female Golden Birdwing hanging out.

 

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hanging out.

March 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

golden birdwing resting, troides amphrysus

Female Golden Birdwing (troides amphrysus) at rest. Kipandi Butterfly Park.

Female Golden Birdwing (troides amphrysus) hanging out in the shade of a leafy branch. I saw a few of them doing this, forelegs and middle legs hooked on the branch, proboscis wrapped around it. Perhaps resting after their morning feed of nectar. They like the lantanas.

These large butterflies have a wingspan of up to 15 centimetres, and are usually the last butterflies to retire before dusk. They have a set of distinctive hindwings. The female has much more of the markings near the edge of the wings. The male has very little of the markings on the hindwings. Both male and female are yellow on the underside of the abdomen.

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus, female}. A common butterfly in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is usually among the first butterflies to be seen in the early morning, and the last to rest in the afternoon. The wingspan is 15~18 cm. [ More information at ButterflyCorner.net. ]

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing feeding on nectar of the lantana. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}. A common butterfly in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is usually among the first butterflies to be seen in the early morning, and the last to rest in the afternoon. The wingspan is 15~18 cm.
[ More information at ButterflyCorner.net. ].

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

October 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus, female}. A common butterfly in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is usually among the first butterflies to be seen in the early morning, and the last to rest in the afternoon. The wingspan is 15~18 cm.
[ More information at ButterflyCorner.net. ]

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

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