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 Post subject: Parides Swallowtail
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:21 pm 
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This was photographed at Refugio Los Volcanes, Santa Cruz. S18°06.281', W63°35.925', 1040 m.


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 Post subject: Re: Parides Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:57 pm 
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maybe a worn female Heraclides torquatus? I´m not sure


 
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 Post subject: Re: Parides Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:01 pm 
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Oh, wow, I think that's an excellent suggestion. That's the only species where the white on the fw actually fits well, and I think even see the points on either side of the former tail. The scalloped shape of the outer hw edge is also consistent. Thanks!

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