Chinese Yellow Swallowtail (Papilio xuthus)


 
Living image of a Chinese Yellow Swallowtail Family: Papilionidae (swallowtails).
 
Geographic Distribution: Asia, Pacific Islands. East China, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Hawaii.
 
Wingspan: 80-100 mm.
 
Larval host plants: Poncirus spp., other Rutaceae.
 
Habitats: Temperate forest.
 
Identification: Black forewings and hindwings with a pattern of pale yellow spots and bands. Hindwings have red eyespots and blue accents inside a thick black band.
 
Small image of Chinese Yellow Swallowtail specimen
Chinese Yellow Swallowtail
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