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The Swallowtail butterfly face

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of the genus Ornithoptera. Swallowtails have a number of distinctive features; for example, the papilionid caterpillar bears a repugnatorial organ called the osmeterium on its prothorax. The osmeterium normally remains hidden, but when threatened, the larva turns it outward through a transverse dorsal groove by inflating it with fluid.

TAGS: Butterfly, Macro, Nature, Saudi Arabia

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Qatif, Saudi Arabia
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© Mofeed Abu Shalwa.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5DS R
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO100
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