Butterflies – Banded Peacock – Papilio palinurus
This butterfly is one of the most attractive butterflies that is included in many of the exhibition packages. A member of the Papilionidae family of butterflies, it is a relative of the Tiger Swallowtail which is common North American member of this large family of butterflies. Among its other common names are Emerald Swallowtail, Emerald Peacock and Green Banded Peacock. It is relatively large butterfly with a wingspan in the 8 to 10 cm range and occurs naturally in South-East Asia including Burma to the Philippines.