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Papilio zelicaon (Anise swallowtail)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) is a common swallowtail butterfly of western North America. Both the upper and lower sides of its wings are black, but the upper wing has a broad yellow stripe across it, which gives the butterfly an overall yellow appearance. There are striking blue spots on the rear edge of the rear wing, and the characteristic tails of the swallowtails. Its wingspan is 52–80 mm.
View Wikipedia Record: Papilio zelicaon

Attributes

Wing Span [1]  2.6 inches (.066 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States

Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus limon (lemon)[2]

Distribution

Canada; United States;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility 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
Protected Areas provided by Badlands National Park
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access