Leptocircini

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Leptocircini
Graphium macleayanus.jpg
Macleay's Swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Leptocircini
Genera

Eurytides
Graphium
Iphiclides
Lamproptera
Meandrusa
Mimoides
Protesilaus
Protographium
Teinopalpus

Leptocircini (formerly named Graphiini) is a tribe of swallowtail butterflies that includes the genera Eurytides (kite swallowtails), Graphium (swordtails), and Lamproptera (dragontails).

The tribe consists of roughly 140 species in nine genera worldwide and one native North American species, Eurytides marcellus.

References[edit]

  • Scott, J. A. (1992). Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2013-4
  • Tyler, H. A., Brown, K. S., Jr., & Wilson, K. H. (1994). Swallowtail butterflies of the Americas: A study in biological dynamics, ecological diversity, biosystematics, and conservation. Gainesville, Florida: Scientific Publishers. ISBN 0-945417-90-X
  • Lepidoptera and some other life forms, Protographium
  • Lepidoptera and some other life forms, Lamproptera