Papilio euphranor

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Forest swallowtail
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Illustration accompanying Trimen's description in Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1868
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. euphranor
Binomial name
Papilio euphranor
Trimen, 1868[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio euphranor moratus Le Cerf, 1924

Papilio euphranor, the forest swallowtail or bush kite, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in southern Africa.

Habitat[edit]

Groot River, Western Cape

The wingspan is 80–100 mm in males and 90–110 mm in females. It has two flight periods from January to April and September to December.[2]

The larvae feed on Cryptocarya woodii.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Papilio euphranor is a member of the hesperus species group. The members of the clade are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Papilio at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.