Facts about Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly, "Scientific name for Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly is Teinopalpus imperialis" Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly is an uncommon class of swallowtail butterfly that comes from the Teinopalpus genus of the Papilionidae family. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly are native to Nepal, North India and the eastern to the northern parts of Vietnam. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly is a much sought butterfly by the butterfly collectors, owing to its loveliness and shortage. The green iridescence of the wings of the Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly has been found to be attributed to the three-dimensional photonic arrangement of the scales. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly can be seen small pockets in Bhutan, Nepal and all along the eastern parts, such as Meghalaya, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim in India. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly are also common in the northern parts of Burma and Vietnam and in the Chinese Sichuan province. The Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly are generally seen more than 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) high above sea level.
The male Kaiser-i-hind Swallowtail butterflies have a black color upperside, which is thickly irrorated with green color scales. The front wings of the males have an external oblique, somewhat concave subbasal band and a thin terminal edging jet-black, owing to the ground-color without the green scaling.
The upperside, front wings of the female Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly have the irroration of green color scales on the junction two-thirds, limited to a sub-terminal reasonably wide band spread along their inner edge. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly have a medial fairly ill-defined analogous band that is edged both on the outer and inner sides by diffuse dark black, which is followed by two wide diffuse oblique dark grey color bands. The external of the two bordered bands on their external side are narrowly with black color, trailed by a sub-terminal green color band and terminal velvety-black color margin.
On the back wing, the Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly have a more noticeable upper discal yellow color patch, with narrow yellow color markings that extend up to their dorsum. They have a narrow postdiscal sinuous lunular black color band and a sub-terminal sequence of green color lunules, but the apical lunule is dark grey in color. The tail-like wings of the termen at the apices of the veins from 3 to 6 are black dappled with green color, whereas those at the apices of the fourth and the sixth veins are tilted.
The Kaiser-i-hind Swallowtail butterflies visit wet patches and suck dampness and feed on leaves, whereas female Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly infrequently visit flowers or wet patches. The larvae of these butterflies feed on the Magnolia campbellii plant of the Magnoliaceae family.
The Kaiser-i-hind Swallowtail butterflies have an extremely fast and sturdy flight. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly fly at the level of the top of a tree until they choose to move down if there is strong dawn sunshine. When cloudy, male butterflies are recognized to go down and sit on low plants, where its troublesome, unexciting underside tint makes them difficult to differentiate. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly will stay motionless such that they have even been trapped by hand in such situation. Female Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly are recognized to fly in cloudy and rainy climate, too. They are frequently found in open spaces and forest clearings, flanked by forests on mountains and hills. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly are generally males, who set up territories and violently drive away other interfering males, and preventing virgin female Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly looking for mates.
In Sikkim, the Kaiser-i-hind Swallowtail butterflies fly in the months of April and May and afterward in Manipur, they fly from May to July. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly will have two broods. The female Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly lays soft, round, light purplish red color eggs on underside of the leaves. The larva of the Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has a spindle-shaped, green color body, with a tapering tail and a broad heads. The larva has small spines on its head and hair-like elongated spines on the body parts. The pupa of the Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has a soft head and an outstanding dorsal horn. It has a green color mesothorax and broad yellow color dorsal regions on the stomach. Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly are insects. A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly is a herbivore; Meaning that as a caterpillar its first food is its own eggshell and than it will eat the leaves of the plant on which it is hatched. When it becomes a Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly, it will feed mostly on nectar from flowers, rotting fruit and water with a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw.
Life cycle of a Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly comes in four stages, egg, larva "caterpillars", pupa "chrysalis" and adult Butterfly.
A Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly will attach its eggs to leaves with a special glue.
When caterpillars become fully grown they will attach to an appropriate leaf or small branch, than they will shed the outside layer of their skin and a hard skin underneath known as a "chrysalis" will be their new look
An adult Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly will come out from the "chrysalis" than it waits a few hours for its wings to dry and fill with blood, before it takes its first flight.
Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly can see yellow, green, and red. An adult butterfly average life span is from a week to a year
The top flight speed of a butterfly is 12 miles per hour and some moths can fly up to 25 miles per hour.
A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly is cold-blooded, which means the body temperature is not regulated on its own. A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly can't fly or eat if their body temperature is below 82 degrees fah (28 cel). Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly are often basking in the sun with their wings open to gain heat and than the veins in the wings carry the heat to the body.
A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has sense organ, on their feet or tarsi, for tasting
The estimate is between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has a small body, made up of three parts – the head, abdomen and thorax. A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has two large eyes, which are made up of many small parts which are called "compound eyes".
A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has two antenna's on the top of their heads, which they use to smell, hear and feel. A butterfly’s mouth is a long tube a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw when its done eating, it rolls the tube back up.
A Kaiser-i-Hind Swallowtail Butterfly has three pairs of legs and their feet have little claws that help them stand on flowers. The Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly wings are made up of hard tubes that are covered with a thin tissue. The butterfly's wings are covered with fine dusty like scales. A Kaiser-i-Hind Butterfly has four brightly colored wings having distinctive patterns made up of tiny scales. The bright patterns scales sometimes have hidden ultraviolet patterns for attracting mates. The bright colors are also used as camouflage to hide them or scare off predictors.