Papilio xuthus (Asian Swallowtail, Japanischer Schwalbenschwanz, Machaon asiatique)

Papilio xuthus, also called Asian Swallowtail or Japanischer Schwalbenschwanz is a well-known butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1767 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Asian Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. 


The Asian Swallowtail (Papilio xuthus) is from Palaearctic (Asia) and Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia), but its biggest distribution is in Asia.


Apatura iris
Inachis io
Nymphalis antiopa
Apatura iris
Vanessa atalanta
Papilio machaon
Pierides sp.
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