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.



Ecozone

The Three-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio pilumnus is from Nearctic ecozone (North America) and from Neotropic ecozone (South America), but its biggest distribution is in South America.

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