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Papilio karna karna

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Sex : M

Origin : Indonesia (West Java - Mt. Halimun)

one wing lenght cm 5-6.

Papilio karna (C. & R. Felder, 1864), also called Jungle Jade, is a species of swallowtail butterfly (Papilionidae family) that is found in Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines.
The wingspan is about 10.0 – 13.0 cm.  The butterfly is black with an all-dominat green area on the wing. Hind wings have tails. This butterfly is very similar to Papilio paris.
The fore wings are black. The whole wing is powdered by green scales.
The underside is brown. Next to the margin there is a broad whitish area with brown veins or horizontal stripes.
The hind wings are black and have broad tails. The margin is ridged. The whole wing is powdered by green scales. In the middle of wing there is a very broad turquoise area. Next to the margin there are three little green spots. In back there is a pink, red and black eye, with green eye shadow.  
The underside is brown. The bigger part of wing is powdered by white scales. Next to the margin there is a chain of orange and blue spots. In back there is an orange and black eye.
The body is black or dark brown. Furthermore the upside is powdered by green scales.
The flight period is from March to April.
Papilio karna karna (western Java: Mount Gede)
Papilio karna carnatus Rothschild, 1895 (northern Borneo)
Papilio karna discordia de Nicéville, [1893] (north-eastern Sumatra)
Papilio karna irauana Jumalon, 1975 (Philippines: Palawan)
Synonym: Papilio discordia (de Nicéville, 1893)

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