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Papilio helenus (Red helen swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio daksha; Papilio helenus aulus; Papilio helenus biseriatus; Papilio helenus fortunius; Papilio helenus mooreanus; Papilio helenus orosius; Papilio helenus semnus; Papilio helenus var. palawanicus; Papilio nicconicolens

Wikipedia Abstract

The Red Helen (Papilio helenus) is a large swallowtail butterfly found in forests of southern India and parts of Southeast Asia.
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Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus junos (yuzu)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[2]
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Citrus trifoliata (hardy orange)[2]
Phellodendron amurense (Amur corktree)[2]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[1]
Zanthoxylum avicennae[1]
Zanthoxylum nitidum[1]
Zanthoxylum rhetsa[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Papilio demolion (Banded swallowtail)1
Papilio dialis (Swallowtail)1
Papilio memnon (Great mormon swallowtail)4
Papilio protenor (Tiger swallowtail)2
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)2


Pollinator of 
Clerodendrum trichotomum (harlequin glorybower)[1]
Pittosporum tobira (Japanese cheesewood)[1]
Weigela hortensis[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark Emmen


Brunei; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam;



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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