Papilio epenetus

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Papilio epenetus
Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies Papilio V.jpg
Original illustrations in Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies (Figs 14, 15)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. epenetus
Binomial name
Papilio epenetus
Hewitson, 1861

Papilio epenetus is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Ecuador.[1]


Tailless. The females is paler than the male. The forewing is without spots except at the margin. The hindwing has large yellowish white marginal spots, and in the female usually also some small discal spots.[2]


Larvae are found on Citrus.


  1. ^ Papilio at Funet
  2. ^ Jordan, K. , in Seitz, A. ( 1907) . The Macrolepidoptera of the World. 5: The Macrolepidoptera of the American faunistic region. Papilionidae 1-45
  • Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 24, figure 19 (female)

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