Protesilaus stenodesmus

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Protesilaus stenodesmus
Protesilaus stenodesmus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Protesilaus
Species: P. stenodesmus
Binomial name
Protesilaus stenodesmus
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)[1]
  • Papilio stenodesmus Rothschild & Jordan, 1906

Protesilaus stenodesmus is a species of butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in south-eastern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.


Antenna black. Frons laterally white. Forewing distally transparent, the bands thin, interspace between band 1 and 2 half as wide again as that between bands 2 and 3; hindwing longer than in Protesilaus protesilaus and Protesilaus telesilaus, usually slightly yellowish, strongly dentate, median band of the under surface somewhat curved, placed nearer to the extremity of the cell than in protesilaus and telesilaus. Dorsal edge of the harpe not dilated.[2]


A common species, usually mistaken for protesilaus and telesilaus.


  1. ^ Protesilaus 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

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