Papilio xanthopleura

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Papilio xanthopleura
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. xanthopleura
Binomial name
Papilio xanthopleura
Godman & Salvin, 1868
  • Papilio xanthopleura var. diaphora Staudinger, 1891

Papilio xanthopleura is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Peru and Brazil.[1]


Sides of the abdomen yellow; under surface of the hindwing, without discal band, the red submarginal spots large. The female in two forms: female -f. xanthopleura is similar to the male, while female-f. diaphora Stgr. has a large pale yellow area on the upperside of the forewing.[2]


  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 25, figure 16.

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