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Papilio thoas Linnaeus, 1771

Имаго  Papilio thoas


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Heraclides) thoas Linnaeus, 1771 = Heraclides thoas. [85, PC]

King Swallowtail.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions

Nearctic, Neotropic.

Primary colors

Red, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Papilio thoas

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Heraclides thoas. [PC81].

Subspecies of Papilio thoas


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin.

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16.01.2011 22:16, Dmitriy Pozhogin

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