Attributes of Papilio ornythion

Ornythion Swallowtail
Papilio ornythion Boisduval, 1836

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Identification: Upper forewing spots are yellow-white; marginal row of spots is close to outer edge of wing. Tails are wide and all black. Female has 2 forms: one resembles the male and one is mostly black with a marginal row of large gray-green spots on upperside of hindwing.
Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches (8.3 - 11.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Probably 2 from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of citrus trees (Rutaceae family).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Citrus groves and gardens.
Range: Mexico and Guatemala. Occasional in central and south Texas and New Mexico; rare in southern Arizona and Kansas.
Conservation: Not noted.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None required for occasional colonist from tropics.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 24, 2003 stevecary (Christopher Rustay) Harding County, New Mexico, United States February 05, 2011 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 03, 2007 Details
November 01, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
October 07, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Texas, Starr County, United States January 29, 2007 Details
September 25, 2006 legacy.reporter (S.C.Engdahl) Texas, Kerr County, United States November 14, 2006 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter (Dale Clark) Dallas County, Texas, United States November 14, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Meade County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rooks County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Kansas, United States 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 Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chaves County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eddy County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, 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 Texas, Kenedy County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Pecos County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Presidio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Terrell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details