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I have this butterfly but I don't know its scientific name. I think that it's a common butterfly which can be seen everywhere (btw, I'm in Taiwan.) Thanks for your help :D

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    $\begingroup$ Could you give us an indication of the size of the butterfly and the time of year you saw it? $\endgroup$ – terdon Jul 5 '14 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ If it's a common butterfly, can you ask locals for the common name? That will give us more to go on. $\endgroup$ – J. Musser Jul 8 '14 at 23:08
  • $\begingroup$ Your specimen is in very poor shape. did the inner lower wings have have a small 'eye' two thirds of the way down? It may be very insignificant, or difficult to find, on some specimens. $\endgroup$ – J. Musser Jul 8 '14 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe common in your locality, is it common throughout world? $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Aug 29 '16 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ For a species-identification question, size-mention is a must. At least approximate size. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Aug 29 '16 at 14:42
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With the information given, I have to say I think it's a Spangle, Papilio protenor, of the swallowtail family, probably a male.

It also is listed on the butterflies of Taiwan.

See pictures for comparison:

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........................Male...............................................female............................................................................

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