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Papilio xuthus (Tiger swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio xanthus koxinga; Papilio xanthus neoxuthus; Papilio xuthulus

Wikipedia Abstract

Papilio xuthus, also known as the Asian swallowtail, Chinese yellow swallowtail or the Xuthus swallowtail, is a yellow-colored. medium to large sized swallowtail butterfly found in northeast Asia, Northern Myanmar, southern China, Japan (from Hokkaidō to Yaeyama Islands), Siberia, and the Hawaiian Islands.It mates multiple times in its life, leading to an increased genetic diversity in its young.
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Prey / Diet

Asarum sieboldii[1]
Bidens grandiflora (garden cosmos)[1]
Boenninghausenia albiflora[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[1]
Citrus junos (yuzu)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[1]
Dictamnus albus (Gasplant)[1]
Paeonia obovata[1]
Petroselinum crispum (parsley)[1]
Phellodendron amurense (Amur corktree)[1]
Skimmia japonica[1]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[1]
Zanthoxylum armatum (Bamboo-Leaf Prickly Ash)[1]
Zanthoxylum beecheyanum[1]
Zanthoxylum nitidum[1]
Zanthoxylum piperitum[1]
Zanthoxylum scandens[1]


Pollinator of 
Iris sanguinea (blood iris)[1]


China; Japan; Mongolia; Russia;



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.
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