Papilio ophidicephalus chirinda - Emperor swallowtail

Images: Click on each image to see a larger version

Papilio ophidicephalus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, National Botanic Garden, Vumba.

Species details:

Note: The largest butterfly in Southern Africa.
Distribution: This subspecies is found in the forests of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
RutaceaeCitrus limon (Food plant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 304.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio ophidicephalus chirinda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400120, retrieved 23 April 2018

Site software last modified: 7 February 2018 12:03am
Terms of use