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THE   NEARCTIC   ECOZONE

(NORTH  AMERICA)

Family Papilionidae

 

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Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail) PHOTO UPDATE!

Papilio troilus, also called Spicebush Swallowtail, is a Butterflies of North Americabutterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio troilusis black. It has yellow and red spots.
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Papilio multicaudata (Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail)

Papilio multicaudata, also called Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1884 by Kirby. The wingspan is about 10 – 12 cm. Papilio multicaudata is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is yellow with black stripes. The hind wings have two tails.
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Papilio zelicaon (Anise Swallowtail)

Papilio zelicaon, also called Anise Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1852 by Lucas. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Papilio zelicaon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with yellow spots and areas. The hind wings have tails.
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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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2013-01-03
Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail)

Battus philenor, also called Pipevine Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1771 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Battus philenor is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black. Yellow and red spots and a blue structure-colour dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.

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2013-01-26
Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail)

Papilio cresphontes, auch Giant Swallowtail genannt ist ein Schmetterling der Neotropis (Südamerikas). Die Erstbeschreibung erfolgte 1777 durch Cramer. Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 9 – 10 cm. Papilio cresphontes gehört zur Familie der Papilionidae (Ritterfalter). Der Schmetterling hat eine dunkelbraune Grundfärbung mit gelben Binden und Flecken. Die Hinterflügel besitzen einen Schwanzfortsatz.

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2006-10-10
Papilio eurymedon (Pale Tiger Swallowtail)

Papilio eurymedon, also called Pale Tiger Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1852 by Lucas. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Papilio eurymedon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is white or yellowish with black stripes. The hind wings have tails.

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2006-10-10
Papilio glaucus (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail)

Papilio glaucus, also called Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 8 – 10 cm. Papilio glaucus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is yellow with black stripes. The hind wings have tails.

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2013-05-20
Papilio indra (Short-Tailed Black Swallowtail)

Papilio indra, also called Short-Tailed Black Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1866 by Reakirt. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. Papilio indra is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with white and blue spots. The hind wings have short tails.

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2006-10-10
Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue)

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 – 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe and Asia) it is distributed.

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2013-05-31
Papilio multicaudata (Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail)

Papilio multicaudata, also called Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1884 by Kirby. The wingspan is about 10 – 12 cm. Papilio multicaudata is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is yellow with black stripes. The hind wings have two tails.

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2006-10-10
Papilio palamedes (Laurel Swallowtail, Palamedes Schwalbenschwanz, Machaon de Palamedes)

Papilio palamedes, also called Laurel Swallowtail or Palamedes Schwalbenschwanz is a common butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1773 by Drury. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm the Laurel Swallowtail is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow and red spots.

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2006-10-10
Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Tiger Swallowtail, Dreischwänziger Tigerschwalbenschwanz, Machaon de tigre trois filée)

Papilio pilumnus, also called Three-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail or Dreischwänziger Schwalbenschwanz is a beautiful butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Three-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow with broad and black tiger stripes. Hind wings has three tails.

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2013-05-31
Papilio polyxenes (Black Swallowtail)

Papilio polyxenes, also called Black Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Papilio polyxenes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with yellow spots. The hind wings have short tails.

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2006-10-10
Papilio rutulus (Western Tiger Swallowtail)

Papilio rutulus, also called Western Tiger Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1852 by Lucas. The wingspan is about 9 – 12 cm. Papilio rutulus is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is yellow with black stripes. The hind wings have tails.v

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2009-03-21
Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail)

Papilio troilus, also called Spicebush Swallowtail, is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Papilio troilusis black. It has yellow and red spots.

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2013-07-26
Papilio zelicaon (Anise Swallowtail)

Papilio zelicaon, also called Anise Swallowtail is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1852 by Lucas. The wingspan is about 7 – 9 cm. Papilio zelicaon is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with yellow spots and areas. The hind wings have tails.

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2006-10-10
Parnassius phoebus (Alpen Apollo, Small Apollo)

Parnassius phoebus, auch als Alpen Apollo oder Small Apollo bezeichnet ist ein sehr schöner Schmetterling der Paläarktis (Schwerpunkt Asien). Die Erstbeschreibung erfolgte 1793 durch Fabricius. Mit einer Flügelspannweite von 4,5 – 5,5 cm ist der Alpen Apollo eine kleiner Vertreter der Papilionidae / Ritterfalter. Der Schmetterling hat eine weiße, teilweise durchscheinende Grundfärbung, mit bezaubernden, kräftig roten und schwarzen Flecken.

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