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Papilio thoas (Giant swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio thoas autocles; Papilio thoas brasiliensis; Papilio thoas nealces

Wikipedia Abstract

The King Swallowtail or Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in the southernmost United States, Mexico, Central America and South America (as far south as Argentina and Uruguay). The species is easily confused with the Giant Swallowtail, which it closely resembles in both larval and adult stages.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  .49 grams
Speed [1]  10.29 MPH (4.6 m/s)

Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus limon (lemon)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Piper aduncum (higuillo de hoja menuda)[2]
Piper peltatum (baquina)[2]
Ruta graveolens (common rue)[2]
Zanthoxylum fagara (lime pricklyash)[2]
Zanthoxylum martinicense (white pricklyash)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark Emmen
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Tropical Butterfly House

Distribution

Argentina; Belize; Brazil;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1FLIGHT PHYSIOLOGY OF NEOTROPICAL BUTTERFLIES: ALLOMETRY OF AIRSPEEDS DURING NATURAL FREE FLIGHT, ROBERT DUDLEY AND ROBERT B. SRYGLEY, J. exp. Biol. 191, 125–139 (1994) 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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