Alcidis aruus. Easily mistaken for butterflies, these...
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Image #cld1610894
SpeciesAlcidis aruus
LocalityWest Papua, Indonesia
DescriptionEasily mistaken for butterflies, these day-flying swallowtail moths (family Uraniidae) gather at a muddy embankment to ingest minerals seeping from the rocks. Their bright colors warn of their distastefulness to predators. 
Keywordsaposematic | coloration | diurnal | fauna | guinea | insect | irian | jaya | lepidoptera | moth | new | swallowtail | uraniidae | warning

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