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02-JUN-2017 Gillian Mastromatteo

Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas)

Occidental Papagayo, Guanacaste

I believe this is a Thoas Swallowtail and not a Giant Swallowtail as there are 4 marginal spots on the trailing edge of the forewing, whereas the Giant has only 3. I wish I'd been able to get a better photo of it with its wings open, but it was actively feeding and quivering its wings.

Nikon COOLPIX P610
1/320s f/5.5 at 59.1mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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