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Papilio xuthus (Tiger swallowtail)

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

Wikipedia Abstract

("Asian swallowtail" redirects here. For the other butterfly with this common name, see Papilio lowi.) Papilio xuthus, the Asian swallowtail, Chinese yellow swallowtail or Xuthus swallowtail, is a yellow-colored, medium to large sized swallowtail butterfly found in northeast Asia, northern Myanmar, southern China, the Korean Peninsula, Japan (from Hokkaidō to the Yaeyama Islands), Siberia and the Hawaiian Islands. It was also recorded in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India, in 2014.
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Prey / Diet


Pollinator of 
Iris sanguinea (blood iris)[1]


China; Japan; Mongolia; Russia;

External References



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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