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Papilio demolion Cramer, [1776]

Имаго  Papilio demolion


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) demolion Cramer, [1776] = Papilio messius = Menelaides demolion = Papilio demolion demolion = Papilio demolion energetes Fruhstorfer, 1908 = Papilio demolion messius Fruhstorfer, 1908. [9, 85, 187, PC]

Banded Swallowtail, The Banded Swallowtail.



Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Papilio demolion

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio messius; Menelaides demolion. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio demolion demolion Cramer, 1776: wingspan 75-95 mm. UP is black with greenish yellow discal band from FW (fore - wing) apex to HW (hind - wing) mid-dorsum, with a series of pale submarginal lunules and a black spot in the orange tornus of HW. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Acronychia pedunculata, Citrus, Luvunga scandens [144].

Subspecies of Papilio demolion


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Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

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