Papilio paris tamilana
|Species:||P. paris tamilana|
|Papilio paris tamilana|
P. p. tamilana (Moore), very closely resembles the typical form (see P. paris), but on the upperside the upper discal patch on the hindwing is of a paler more metallic blue and very considerably larger, it extends from interspace 3 well into interspace 7, from the apex of the cell into interspaces 3, 4, and 5, and from the middle of interspace 6 much further towards the termen than in P. paris. Underside similar to that of the typical form, but the transverse postdiscal pale band on the forewing is conspicuously narrower and curved inwards towards the costa. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in P. paris.
Wingspan: 116–134 mm
Habitat: southern India, Kanara, Nilgiris, Travancore.
- Bingham, C.T. (1907). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. II (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd.
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