Papilio caiguanabus

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Poey's black swallowtail
Papilio caiguanabus (1 - dorsal view).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. caiguanabus
Binomial name
Papilio caiguanabus
(Poey, 1851)

Papilio caiguanabus, the Poey's black swallowtail, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is endemic to Cuba.


P. caiguanabus has a peculiar appearance owing to the absence of the yellow discal bands and the enlargement of the submarginal spots.[1]


Neotropical ecozone.


  1. ^ Jordan, K. , in Seitz, A. ( 1907) . The Macrolepidoptera of the World. 5: The Macrolepidoptera of the American faunistic region. Papilionidae 1-45

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