I just finished drafting my intro (which, incidentally is the last part to my dissertation) so I'm taking the opportunity to do some quick specimens update here. Some of these specimens were insects I've collected many months ago but seeing as to how I've just re-sorted many of them into their respective boxes I just wanted to show you some of the beautiful swallowtail butterflies I've got so far.
|Papilio polytes (male)|
|Papilio polytes (stichius form female). The interesting thing about this specimen is her slightly smaller left hind wing. The females mimic the poisonous common rose swallowtail. Observe.|