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Papilio astyalus (Broad-banded Swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio astyalus occidentalis; Papilio hippomedon; Papilio oebalus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Broad-banded Swallowtail or Astyalus Swallowtail (Papilio astyalus) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found from Mexico south to Argentina. It is occasionally reported from southern Texas and rare strays can be found up to southern Arizona and northern Texas.The wingspan is 117–120 mm. Adults are on wing from April to October. There are probably two generations per year.The larvae feed on the leaves of Citrus trees.
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Prey / Diet

Balfourodendron riedelianum[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[2]
Citrus limon (lemon)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Ruta graveolens (common rue)[2]
Zanthoxylum fagara (lime pricklyash)[2]


Belize; Brazil;



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
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