Papilio euphranor

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Forest swallowtail
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]
  • 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.


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]


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


  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.