Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Western Giant Swallowtail
Papilio rumiko (Shiraiwa & Grishin, 2014)

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae

Very similar to Papilio cresphontes but genetically distinct

Wing Span:
Life History:
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Adult Food:
Range: Southwestern US: California to Texas, south to Panama (Butterflies of America)
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: A new Heraclides swallowtail (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) from North America is recognized by the pattern on its neck. Kojiro Shiraiwa, Qian Cong, Nick V. Grishin. 2014. ZooKeys 468: 85-135.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Heraclides rumiko
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