a basic, probably dumb question I haven't found the answer to yet.

priamus at ace-net.com.au priamus at ace-net.com.au
Tue Jan 19 04:43:39 EST 1999

I think you will find a consenus of opinion on this: Both apply.

Papilio ulysses males are attracted to cyan colouring; females to
magenta. Certain Pierids are also attracted to green and red. (Source:

Wearing a bright maroon coloured shirt, a large female Ornithoptera
priamus hovered about me for 5 minutes or so recently, despite the fact
that there were other people present, wearing nearly every other colour,
thus possibly indicating similar spectrum vision.
Chris Hocking
Papillon Entomology . . . . . . Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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