Banded Peacock

Latin name:

Papilio palinurus

Native to:

Southeast Asia

Plant Association:

Larvae feed on plants in the Rutaceae family.

Interesting Fact:

You’re not actually seeing neon green stripes on the wings of the emerald swallowtail. The detailed structure of the wing scales refracts the light and gives rise to blue and yellow visible reflections, producing the illusion of green.