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Float Like a Dragontail Butterfly…

The green dragontail butterfly (Lamproptera meges) of South and Southeast Asia is a mesmerizing insect.

Small and delicate, it is one of the few species of swallowtail butterfly with transparent wings. With a life span of 7 to 12 days, Earth’s real-life fairies are truly nature’s flying jewel.

Dragontail Butterfly
Float Like a Dragontail Butterfly…

Credit to wildlife photographer Kazuo Unno for snatching these photos of the whirring creatures — like poetry in motion!

If you like the dragontail butterfly, be sure to check out the dead leaf butterfly as well. Also worth viewing: the beautiful Archduke butterfly in its baby caterpillar state.

Float Like a Dragontail Butterfly…
Float Like a Dragontail Butterfly…
Float Like a Dragontail Butterfly…
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Nature’s flying jewels

If you liked the video of the dead leaf butterfly, then you’ll want to check out this video of the beautiful Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana) butterfly in its baby caterpillar state.

Full of spines, its next stage will be chrysalis before shedding and breaking into a restless butterfly. 

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The dead leaf butterfly

Known as the Kallima inachus, or dead leaf butterfly, the insect resembles the veins of a dry leaf when it’s in the closed position. This type of butterfly is prevalent from Southeast Asia to Japan.

The upper side of the dead leaf butterfly is beautifully colored, with yellow and dark blue and blue patterns. Check out the two videos after the jump including the video of the dragontail butterfly.