Sericinus montela

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Dragon swallowtail
2009 butterfly on Great Wall.JPG
Male at the Great Wall near Beijing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Sericinus
Species: S. montela
Binomial name
Sericinus montela
Gray, 1852

Sericinus montela, the dragon swallowtail, is a member of the subfamily Parnassiinae of the swallowtail (Papilionidae) family. It is found in the Russian Far East, Korea, China and Japan.



  • Ackery, P.R., 1975. A guide to the genera and species of Parnassiinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology). 31: 71-105, plates 1-15.pdf

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