Papilio nireus lyaeus - Green-banded swallowtail

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Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Distribution: Locally common in forested areas in Southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Rutaceae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
RutaceaeCitrus (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
RutaceaeCalodendrum capense (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeVepris lanceolata (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeZanthoxylum capense (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 303.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 352.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio nireus lyaeus., retrieved 21 October 2020

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