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Papilio nireus (Narrow blue-banded swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio erinus; Papilio lyaeus; Papilio lyaeus aelyus; Papilio nireoides

Wikipedia Abstract

The Small Dusky-blue (Candalides erinus) is a species of butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Australia and Indonesia.The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are dark brown with a purple sheen. The underside is fawn with brown markings.The larvae have been recorded feeding on Cassytha aurea, Cassytha filiformis and Cassytha pubescens. They are velvety green with a pale yellow dorsal line edged with brown markings.
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Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[2]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[1]
Vepris natalensis (Bastard White Ironwood)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Papilio dardanus (Mocker swallowtail)1
Papilio demodocus (Esper citrus swallowtail)1
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)1


Alcimus setifemoratus[3]





Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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