Attributes of Papilio andraemon

Bahaman Swallowtail
Papilio andraemon (Hübner, [1823])

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Identification: Upperside of forewing has yellow bar at end of cell; long tails of hindwing are filled with yellow.
Wing Span: 3 3/4 - 4 inches (96 - 102 cm).
Life History: Females lay single eggs on host plant leaves.
Flight: Three flights April-October. Adults may fly or be swept by hurricanes between islands.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in the citrus family (Rutaceae) Citrus, Ruta, and Zanthoxylum species.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Sea-level scrub and hammocks.
Range: Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica; rare stray or temporary colonist in Florida Keys or on mainland near Miami.
Conservation: Once listed as a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; since delisted.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Colonies should be protected if located.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 06, 2014 DJHiker Guantanamo, Cuba July 08, 2014 Details
January 02, 2014 Jonny K Jamaica July 08, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 anaeamark Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States May 29, 2014 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eliott Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Long Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key West County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details