Indiksidi

scalloped hindwing margins white patches all around wing margins

• "toothed" " white markings on wing margins white-centered spots scalloped wing • margins

l)ANAIis ELEXIEPlIS, or the Monarch Butterfly, is famous for its long-distance migrations, the longest of which extends from Mexico to (Canada.

MANIOIAJURTINA, the Meadow Brown, is a very common species in the pastures and meadows of Europe. Its caterpillars feed on grasses.

0rder Lepidoptera

Family pApiLI()NIDAE

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Swallowtails

1 lie wings of these butter-Hies are typically dark, with bands, spots, or patches of white, yellow, orange, red, green, or blue. True to their name, many species have tails on their hindwings.

• LlPF CYCLF Round eggs are laid on host plants - the caterpillars cat a range of foliage. Pupation usually occurs on the host plant with the chrysalis upright and held on by a silk "belt."

• Occi IRRFNCF: Worldwide, especially in warmer regions. In flowcr-rich habitats, either open or shaded.

• KFMAKK This family contains the birdwing species - the world's largest butterflies, now protected by law.

Caterpillars emit an odor from a thoracic scent gland that deters predators.

► tails on hindwings

PAP/E/O (ilAUCUS, the Tiger Swallowtail, is a Norrh American species. The common name refers to its forewing markings.

► tails on hindwings

PAP/E/O (ilAUCUS, the Tiger Swallowtail, is a Norrh American species. The common name refers to its forewing markings.

with pointed tips •

• slender antenna! clubs

• dark background color and bright greet/ patterning yellow abdomen

* scalloped wing margins yellovi B :ir • spots black wing r spots

ORNITHOPTERA PR I AM US, also called Priam's Mirdwing or the Cairns Hirdwing, is a rainforest species. 'The male is shown here. Females are larger, with black and white wings.

0rder Lkimdoptkra

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