Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Lime Swallowtail
Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
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Range: Introduced to Greater Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti Puerto Rico, Jamaica).
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Taxonomy Notes: Subspecies malayanus is found in the Caribbean. From Eastwood, R., Boyce, S.L. & Farrell, B.D. (2006) The provenance of Old World swallowtail butterflies, Papilio demoleus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), recently discovered in the New World. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 99(1), 164–168
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