Maltese Swallowtail Butterfly

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Maltese Swallowtail Butterfly

Post by IL-PINE » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:55 pm

Here it is - our Maltese butterfly :D
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Post by MWP admin » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:17 pm

Good shot! You managed to capture action in the photo - something rather difficult in nature photography (though I think it came by sheer luck for this :lol: )
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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:16 pm

shhhhhhhhhh!

It was just good luck hehe

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Post by robcar » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:49 pm

Nice pic - pity the fellow was in a rather tattered condition - the photo would have been even better

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Post by RB » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:33 am

Haw siehbi dak bid-damage - m'ghandekx xi haga ta' barra hux???

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Here is my Specimen

Post by MWP admin » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:22 pm

This is my specimen of the swallowtail, taken today at Dingli. I too was lucky here as it seems the insect took some extra bottles of beer!
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Post by Conchiolin » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:47 pm

You know what would be great? Taking a picture of its caterpillar. I assure you it's the most beautiful caterpillar in malta after that of the Lappet moth imma!
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Post by robcar » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:09 am

Well the caterpillar of the spurge hawkmoth cannot be ignored either - a pretty spectacular fellow he is :!:

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