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Teinopalpus imperialis

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Description

Teinopalpus imperialis, Viet Nam, male

The female of the species can be found at number 18 of this display (country of origin: Viet Nam).

This species can also be found in the Butterflies section under the theme A time for everyone/Daytime, specimen number 42 (country of origin: Lao People's Democratic Republic).

Theme

For the love of insects

Sub-theme

For insects

Section

Protecting endangered species

Ornithoptera victoriae

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Description

Ornithoptera victoriae, male

The female of the species can be found at number 19 of this display (country of origin: Papua New Guinea).

This species can also be found in the mural display of Insects from Tropical Forests - Oceania under the theme We live everywhere/Tropical forests: the female at number 9 and the male at number 16 (country of origin: Papua New Guinea).

Theme

For the love of insects

Sub-theme

For insects

Section

Protecting butterflies and monitoring habitats

Ornithoptera paradisea

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Description

Ornithoptera paradisea, male

The female of this species can be found at number 15 of this display (country of origin: Indonesia).

Theme

For the love of insects

Sub-theme

For insects

Section

Protecting butterflies and monitoring habitats

Bhutanitis lidderdalii

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Description

Butterflies

This species can also be found in the Butterflies section under the theme A time for everyone/Daytime, specimen number 35 (country of origin: Nepal).

Theme

For the love of insects

Sub-theme

For insects

Section

Protecting endangered species

Canadian tiger swallowtail

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Papilio canadensis

This butterfly’s wingspan is between 6.7 and 8 cm. It has yellow wings with black stripes and black edges. Blue, yellow and orange spots can be seen along the border of its back wings. There is a yellow stripe all along the border of its back wings.

Black swallowtail

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Papilio polyxenes asterius

This butterfly’s wingspan is between 9 and 10 cm. Its black wings have two rows of yellow spots along the edges. The lower wings have an orange spot with a black centre on the bottom edge, and the tip of the wing is long and thin.

Females can be distinguished from males by their larger abdomens and a wide band of blue scales on their back wings. The two rows of yellow spots are less pronounced in females.

Papilionidae

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In most species of Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies), the back wings have a long tip at the end that looks like a swallow’s tail. Most swallowtail caterpillars have an osmeterium, an organ with two small horns that produces a foul odour. Some have large eyespots that can frighten predators.

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