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Common Bluebottle

Common name for a species of swallowtail butterfly, with the scientific name Graphium sarpedon and with are around 15 subspecies. It has mostly black wings with a bluish-green macular band, that runs from the apex of the forewings to the inner margins of the hindwings, on both the upper and underside. In addition, the upperside of the hindwings have a series of blue submarginal spots, as well as some red spotting on the underside, including a red spot near the base (fig.). In Australia, this butterfly is known as the Blue Triangle, and in Thai, it is called phi seua saphai fah. See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) and (2).