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Swallowtails have the greatest diversity of shapes. As a group, the swallowtails have a remarkable diversity of shape compared with the other butterfly familes such as the Whites and Browns. It is the Far Eastern Tropics where they reach their greatest range of forms as this Polyeuctes Swallowtail demonstrates.

Rhetus periander butterfly of the Ancyluris sort, Riodinidae family, photographed in the reserve of the Botanical Garden of Brasilia (and an ant :)

Punchinello butterfly, Zemeros flegyas. A small butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia

genus Hamadryas, Amazon, They acquired their common name of “cracker butterflies” due to the unusual “cracking” sound produced by the males as part of their territorial displays.

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Pretty Peacock Butterfly Greeting Card for Sale by Rosanne Jordan

Emerald Swallowtail Rama-rama - Legendary - Medium Papilio palinurus by Rosanne Jordan

Crimson swallowtail butterfly -- these ones are my favorite. here to find out more

Rose Butterfly ˚ #awesome #butterfly #beautiful nature #colour #amazing

Papilio palinurus, common name Emerald Swallowtail, Emerald Peacock, or Green-banded Peacock, is a butterfly of the genus Papilio belonging to the Papilionidae family.