Papilio horribilis

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Papilio horribilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Papilionini
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. horribilis
Binomial name
Papilio horribilis
Butler, 1874[1]
  • Papilio hermes Boullet & Le Cerf, 1912
  • Papilio hermes var. pellax Boullet & Le Cerf, 1912

Papilio horribilis is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in southern Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana.

The larvae possibly feed on Beilschmiedia manni.[2]


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


The butterfly is not uncommon and not threatened.[3]

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  1. ^ Papilio, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File C – Papilionidae - Tribe Papilionini
  3. ^ Collins, N. Mark; Morris, Michael G. (1985). Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World: The IUCN Red Data Book. Gland & Cambridge: IUCN. ISBN 978-2-88032-603-6. 
  4. ^ Condamin, M. and Roy, R. (1963). Lepidoptera Papilionidae in (ch. 19) La reserve naturelle integrale du Mont Nimba, fasc. 5. Memoires de I'lnstitut Francois Afrique Noire 66: 415-422.

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