Papilio nireus lyaeus - Green-banded swallowtail

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Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Locally common in forested areas in Southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Rutaceae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
RutaceaeZanthoxylum capense (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 303.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 352.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio nireus lyaeus.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400800, retrieved 12 December 2017

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