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    Default Penang Trip Part 2 - Butterfly Farm

    I would recommend anyone who goes to Penang to visit this farm. It is, without doubt, the best run and most educational I have ever seen. It is also great fun!

    All the species there are to be found in Malaysia, so most would be recognisable to you, so I have only taken photos of those not seen so often.

    1) Parantica aspasia aspasia (Yellow Glassy Tiger)
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    2) Idea leuconoe ssp. I suspect this is not the Malay ssp.
    Penang_Butterfly Farm3.jpgPenang_Butterfly Farm4.jpg

    3) Finally, the only non-mainland Malaysian species there. No idea of ID!
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    Now with even more envy! Very great shot of the yellow grassy tiger. Thanks for sharing Les, any more & i might need a few tissue to wipe my envy.

    Cheers!

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    Last one, Papilio demolion, probably female.
    Aaron Soh

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    Strange... my earlier post seems to have been deleted.

    As I did say, that's a poor Banded Swallowtail (Papilio demolion demolion) which has lost its tails.

    And #2 are the subspecies clara from Taiwan.
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    The P. demolion specimens I have seen were much yellower in colouration, which is why I did not think it was that. This is much more of a jade green in colour than I am used to.

    Thanks SK for the clarification of the Idea ssp. It is what I suspected.
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