Common Mormon (Papilio polytes)

This was one of the 'keepers' during my first visit to the Butterfly Gardens. I posted this in the Macro section at the NPN Forum, and received great assistance identifying this lovely creature. What made it even more difficult is that this specimen is missing both "tails" that are normally present in this species. Canon 100-400 at 200 mm, 1.4x TC, 32 mm extension, ISO 400, f/11, 1/60 second (manual mode), 550EX Flash EV -1, with monopod.

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