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Family Papilionidae

 

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Papilio sosia (Medium Green-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio sosia, also called Medium Green-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1903 by Rothschild & Jordan. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio sosia is black. Green spots and bands dominate the wings.
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Papilio ophidicephalus (Emperor Swallowtail)

Papilio ophidicephalus, also called Emperor Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1878 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 11 – 13 cm. Papilio ophidicephalus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.
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Graphium thuraui

Papilio thuraui is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1900 by Karsch. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio thuraui is black. Blue spots dominate the wings.
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The following genera are members of the family Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Swordtails) and they are represented on this homepage.

 

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2012-04-14
Graphium morania (Small White-Lady Swordtail)

Graphium morania, also called Small White-Lady Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1849 by Angas. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium morania is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many white spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-01
Graphium adamastor (Boisduval´s White-Lady)

Graphium adamastor, also called Boisduval´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium adamastor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown or black. Many white spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-01
Graphium agamedes (Westwood´s White-Lady)

Graphium agamedes, also called Westwood´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1842 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium agamedes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Some parts of the wings are transparent. A broad white band dominates the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-01
Graphium almansor (Honrath´s White-Lady)

Graphium almansor, also called Honrath´s White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1884 by Honrath. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium almansor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown. White spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-05
Graphium angolanus (Angola White-Lady)

Graphium angolanus, also called Angola White-Lady is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1779 by Goeze. The wingspan is about 6 – 8 cm. Graphium angolanus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many white spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium antheus (Large-Striped Swordtail)

Graphium antheus, also called Large-Striped Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1779 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Graphium antheus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Yellow-green spots and stripes dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium colonna (Black Swordtail)

Graphium colonna, also called Black Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Ward. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium colonnais a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Many yellowish spots and stripes dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.

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2012-04-05
Graphium cyrnus

Graphium cyrnus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium cyrnus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many green spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-05
Graphium endochus

Graphium endochus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium endochus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is white. The outer edge of the wings is black. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-05-20
Graphium evombar

Graphium evombar is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium evombar is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. White or yellowish spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium fulleri

Graphium fulleri is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1883 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium fulleri is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Many yellowish spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-05-20
Graphium gudenusi

Graphium gudenusi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1911 by Rebel. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium gudenusi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. Greenish spots and areas dominate the wings. Hind wings have long tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium hachei

Graphium hachei is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1881 by Dewitz. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium hachei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. A broad white area dominates the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium illyris (Cream-Banded Swordtail)

Graphium illyris, also called Cream-Banded Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Graphium illyrisis a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown or black. Yellowish bands dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.

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2012-05-20
Graphium junodi (Junod´s Swordtail)

Graphium junodi, also called Junod´s Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1893 by Trimen. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium junodi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is dark-brown or black. White or yellowish stripes and spots dominate the wings. Hind wings have long tails.

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2012-07-29
Graphium kirbyi (Kirby´s Swordtail)

Graphium kirbyi, also called Kirby´s Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1872 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium kirbyi a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is darkbrown. Yellowish bands dominate the wings. The hind wings have long tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium latreillianus (Coppery Swordtail)

Graphium latreillianus, also called Coppery Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1819 by Godart. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium latreillianus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark-brown. A chain of large, yellow-green spots dominates the fore wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2006-11-08
Graphium leonidas (Veined Swordtail)

Graphium leonidas, also called Veined Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. Graphium leonidas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. White spots and areas dominate the wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2012-07-29
Graphium philonoe (White-dappled Swallowtail)

Graphium philonoe, also called White-dappled Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Ward. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. Graphium philonoe is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. White spots and areas dominate the wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2006-11-08
Graphium policenes (Small Striped Swordtail)

Graphium policenes, also called Small Striped Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Graphium policenes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with greenish stripes and spots. Hind wings have very long tails.

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2012-07-29
Graphium polistratus (Dancing Swordtail)

Graphium polistratus, also called Dancing Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1889 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium polistratus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. Yellowish stripes and spots dominate the wing. Hind wings have very long tails.

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2012-08-03
Graphium porthaon (Coastal Swordtail)

Graphium porthaon, also called Coastal Swordtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium porthaon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black. White stripes and spots dominate the wings. Hind wings have very long tails.

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2006-11-08
Graphium ridleyanus

Graphium ridleyanus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1843 by White. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Graphium ridleyanus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colou of this butterfly is brown. Red spots and areas dominate the wings. Hind wings have no tails. Graphium ridleyanus is very similar to members of genus Acraea.

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2012-08-03
Graphium schubotzi

Graphium schubotzi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1913 by Schultze. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Graphium schubotzi is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. White spots and areas dominate the wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2006-11-08
Graphium tynderaeus (Green-Spotted Swallowtail)

Graphium tynderaeus, also called Green-Spotted Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. Graphium tynderaeus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Many green spots dominate the wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2012-04-14
Graphium ucalegon (Creamy Graphium)

Graphium ucalegon, also called Creamy Graphium is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1865 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Graphium ucalegon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. A chain of large, yellow spots dominates the fore wings. The hind wings have no tails.

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2011-06-01
Papilio antimachus (African Giant Swallowtail)

Papilio antimachus, also called African Giant Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1782 by Drury. The wingspan is about 20 – 21 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio antimachus is brown and red. The fore wings are very longish.

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2006-11-08
Papilio bromius (Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio bromius , also called Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1845 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 11.0 cm the Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad, green band. Hind wings have no tails.

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2011-07-02
Papilio constantinus (Constantine´s Swallowtail)

Papilio constantinus, also called Constantine´s Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1871 by Ward. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio constantinus is darkbrown or black. Yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2011-07-02
Papilio cynorta (Mimetic Swallowtail)

Papilio cynorta, also called Mimetic Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1793 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio cynorta is black. Yellowish bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio dardanus (African Swallowtail)

Papilio dardanus, also called African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail or Afrikanischer Schwalbenschwanz is a extremely variable butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1776 by Brown. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. The African Swallowtail is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The male is white with black spots on wings. Hind wings have long tails. It is a master of batesian mimicry.

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2006-11-08
Papilio delalandei

Papilio delalandei is a very interesting butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1823 by Godart. The wingspan is about 9.0 – 10.0 cm. Papilio delalandei is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with a bizarre yellowish or white band on wings. Hind wings have tails.

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2006-11-08
Papilio demodocus (Citrus butterfly, Orange Dog, Christmas Butterfly)

Papilio demodocus, also called Citrus Butterfly, Orange Dog or Christmas Butterfly is a very common butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1798 by Esper. The wingspan is about 9.0 – 11.0 cm. The Citrus Butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow bands and spots on wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2011-07-02
Papilio echerioides (White-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio echerioides, also called White-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1868 by Trimen. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio echerioides is black. White or yellowish bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio epiphorbas

Papilio epiphorbas is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1833 by Boisduval. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Papilio epiphorbas is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with blue-green spots and areas on wing. Hind wings have short tails.

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2006-11-08
Papilio erithonioides

Papilio erithonioides is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1891 by Grose-Smith. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. Papilio erithonioides is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown or black with with yellow bands and spots on wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2011-07-02
Papilio filaprae

Papilio filaprae is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1904 by Suffert. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio filaprae is darkbrown or black. White bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2011-07-02
Papilio fuelleborni

Papilio fuelleborni is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1900 by Karsch. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio fuelleborni is dark-brown or black. White areas and spots dominate the wings.v

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2011-07-15
Papilio gallienus (Narrow-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio gallienus, also called Narrow-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1879 by Distant. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio gallienus is black. Some yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2009-08-09
Papilio grosesmithi

Papilio grosesmithi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1926 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio grosesmithi is black. It has yellow bands and spots. The hind wings have tails.

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2011-07-15
Papilio hesperus (Emperor Swallowtail)

Papilio hesperus, also called Emperor Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1843 by Westwood. The wingspan is about 12 – 13 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio hesperus is black. Big, yellow spots dominate the wings.

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2011-10-07
Papilio hornimani (Horniman's Swallowtail)

Papilio hornimani, also called Horniman's Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1879 by Distant. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio hornimani is dark-brown or black. A blue band dominates the wings.

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2011-07-15
Papilio jacksoni (Jackson´s Swallowtail)

Papilio jacksoni, also called Jackson´s Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1891 by Sharpe. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio jacksoni is black. White bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2011-10-07
Papilio leucotaenia (Cream-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio leucotaenia, also called Cream-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1908 by Rothschild. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio leucotaenia is dark-brown. A yellowish band dominates the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio lormieri (Central Emperor Swallowtail)

Papilio lormieri, also called Central Emperor Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1874 by Distant. The wingspan is about 10 – 13 cm. The Central Emperor Swallowtail is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow spots and bands. Hind wings have tails.

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2011-08-05
Papilio mackinnoni (MacKinnon´s Swallowtail)

Papilio mackinnoni, also called MacKinnon´s Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1891 by Sharpe. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mackinnoni is black. A chain of yellow spots dominates the wings.

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2011-11-01
Papilio mangoura

Papilio mangoura is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1875 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mangoura is black. A blue band dominates the wings.

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2011-11-01
Papilio manlius

Papilio manlius is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1798 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio manlius is dark-brown or black. Green spots and areas dominate the wings.

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2011-08-05
Papilio mechowi

Papilio mechowi is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1881 by Dewitz. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mechowi is dark-brown. Yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio mechowianus

Papilio mechowianus is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1885 by Dewitz. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. Papilio mechowianus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with broad white bands on wings. Hind wings have no tails.

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2011-11-01
Papilio menestheus (Western Emperor Swallowtail)

Papilio menestheus, also called Western Emperor Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1773 by Drury. The wingspan is about 11 – 13 cm. Papilio menestheus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2011-12-07
Papilio microps

Papilio microps is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1951 by Storace. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio microps is black. Green spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio nireus (Narrow Green Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio nireus, also called Narrow Green Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 10 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio nireus is black. Green bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2011-10-07
Papilio nobilis (Noble Swallowtail)

Papilio nobilis, also called Noble Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1891 by Rogenhofer. The wingspan is about 9 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio nobilis is yellow. Brown spots dominate the wings.

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2011-12-07
Papilio ophidicephalus (Emperor Swallowtail)

Papilio ophidicephalus, also called Emperor Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1878 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 11 – 13 cm. Papilio ophidicephalus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is brown. Yellow spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio oribazus

Papilio oribazus is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio oribazus is black. A blue band dominates the wings.

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2011-12-07
Papilio phorbanta (Papillon La Pature)

Papilio phorbanta, also called Papillon La Pature is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1771 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio phorbanta is black. Blue spots and areas dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Papilio phorcas (Green Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio phorcas, also called Green Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. Papilio phorcas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with broad, green bands and areas. Hind wings have tails.

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2011-09-25
Papilio plagiatus (Mountain Mimic Swallowtail)

Papilio plagiatus, also called Mountain Mimic Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1898 by Aurivillius. The wingspan is about 8 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio plagiatus is black. White areas and spots dominate the wings.

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2011-06-12
Papilio rex (Regal Swallowtail)

Papilio rex, also called Regal Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1886 by Oberthür. The wingspan is about 11 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio rex is dark-brown or black. White spots and areas dominate the wings.

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2011-09-24
Papilio sjoestedti (Kilimanjaro Swallowtail)

Papilio sjoestedti, also called Kilimanjaro Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1908 by Aurivillius. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio sjoestedti is dark-brown. White bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2012-01-10
Papilio sosia ( Medium Green-Banded Swallowtail)

Papilio sosia, also called Medium Green-Banded Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1903 by Rothschild & Jordan. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio sosia is black. Green spots and bands dominate the wings.

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2012-01-10
Papilio thuraui

Papilio thuraui is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1900 by Karsch. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio thuraui is black. Blue spots dominate the wings.

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2011-06-12
Papilio zalmoxis (Giant Blue Swallowtail)

Papilio zalmoxis, also called Giant Blue Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1864 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 15 – 16 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio zalmoxis is blue. The body is yellow.

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2011-09-24
Papilio zenobia (Zenobia Swallowtail)

Papilio zenobia, also called Zenobia Swallowtail is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio zenobia is black. Yellowish bands and spots dominate the wings.

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2006-11-08
Pharmacophagus antenor (Antenor)

Pharmacophagus antenor, also called Antenor is a great butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1773 by Drury. The wingspan is about 12.0 – 14.0 cm. Pharmacophagus antenor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots on wings. Hind wings have tails.

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