Attributes of Papilio astyalus

Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus Godart, 1819

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing has a broad diagonal band and a yellow spot near the end of the cell. Tails all black, narrow. Female mostly black; hindwing has a blue and gray-green submarginal band on upperside and very short tails.
Wing Span: 4 5/8 - 4 3/4 inches (11.7 - 12 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Probably 2 from April- October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of citrus trees (Rutaceae family).
Adult Food: Nectar of flowers including Lantana.
Habitat: Subtropical forests.
Range: Mexico south to Argentina. Occasional in south Texas; rare stray to southern Arizona and north Texas.
Conservation: Not needed for tropical stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None required.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
October 16, 2013 ktnbcn Hidalgo County, Texas, United States October 31, 2013 Details
August 08, 1990 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 10, 1990 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 2005 legacy.reporter (Mike Stangeland & Kim Davis) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 03, 2005 legacy.reporter (B. Chris Schmidt) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 28, 1949 legacy.reporter (unknown) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 2009 legacy.reporter (Judy Winslow & John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 08, 2009 Details
July 09, 2009 legacy.reporter (Bob Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 08, 2009 Details
July 19, 2009 legacy.reporter (Sheri Williamson) Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 24, 2009 Details
September 16, 2005 legacy.reporter (Mike Stangeland & Kim Davis) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 03, 2005 legacy.reporter (B. Chris Schmidt) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 03, 2007 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter Jalisco, Mexico January 31, 2007 Details
June 16, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Harding County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dallas County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Willacy County December 31, 2004 Details