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Papilio palinurus Fabricius, 1787

Имаго  Papilio palinurus


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Papilionini genus Papilio subgenus Achillides → species Papilio palinurus

Species name(s)

Papilio (Achillides) palinurus Fabricius, 1787 = Princeps palinurus = Papilio (Achillides) palinurus = Achillides palinurus = Papilio palinurus palinurus = Papilio palinurus nymphodorus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio palinurus adventus Fruhstorfer , 1903 = Papilio palinurus nikagoras Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio palinurus auffenbergi Späth, 1992 = Papilio palinurus tubero Fruhstorfer, 1909. [9, 85, 187]

Emerald Swallowtail, The Banded Peacock.



Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Green, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Papilio palinurus

Detailed information with references

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 80-90 mm. UP is black with shining green dusting, FW with a broad brilliant green patch from mid-costa, crossing end cell to apical two-thirds of FW dorsum and HW with a similar discal patch from mid-space 6 to dorsum just above the tornal spot , a pale yellowish-brown submarginal spot present in space 7 of HW in both sexes. Female has an additional submarginal spot in space 6. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Micromelium minutum. [144].

Subspecies of Papilio palinurus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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06.02.2011 13:11, Peter Khramov

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06.02.2011 11:45, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Fabricius, 1787 (year to finish).

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