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Papilio alexanor (Esper, 1800)

Имаго  (Papilio alexanor)


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

Species name(s)

Papilio alexanor (Esper, 1800) = Papilio polidamas Prunner, 1798 = Papilio polidamas Prunner, 1798 = Papilio polychaon Loche, 1801 = Papilio alexanor radighierii Sala & Bollino, 1991 = Papilio alexanor hazarajatica Wyatt, 1961 = Papilio alexanor orientalis Romanoff 1884 = Papilio alexanor graecus Schmidt 1989 = Papilio alexanor voldemar Kreuzberg 1989 = Papilio alexanor maccabaeus Staudinger, 1892 = Papilio alexanor judaeus Staudinger 1894 = Papilio alexanor eitschbergeri Bollino & Sala 1992 = Papilio alexanor destelensis Nel & Chauliac 1983. [9, 10, 187]

Southern Swallowtail.



Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Papilio alexanor)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Greece, Italy, Sicily, France, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Greece (mainland), Italy (mainland), Macedonia, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, France (mainland), Croatia, Yugoslavia. [10].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Opopanax chironium, Opopanax hispidus, Seseli montanum, Seseli libanotis, Ptychotis heterophylla, Trinia vulgaris, Pimpinella saxifraga, Falcaria vulgaris, Torilis heterophylla, Ferula communis, Ferula karategina, Ferula ugamica, Carum carvi. [28].

Subspecies of Papilio alexanor


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Peter Khramov.

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