Papilio nireus lyaeus - Green-banded swallowtail

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Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus
Papilio nireus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Distribution: Locally common in forested areas in Southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Rutaceae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
RutaceaeCitrus (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Larval foodplant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 303.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 352.

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 nireus lyaeus., retrieved 20 March 2018

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