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Papilio chrapkowskii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Papilionidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Papilio
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Similar  Papilio desmondi, Papilio charopus, Papilio hornimani, Papilio fuelleborni, Papilio sosia

Papilio chrapkowskii, the broad green-banded swallowtail or Chrapkowski's green-banded swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.


The larvae feed on Teclea species.


Papilio chrapkowskii belongs to a clade called the nireus species group with 13 members. The pattern is black with green bands and spots and the butterflies, although called swallowtails lack tails with the exception of this species Papilio charopus. The clade members are:

  • Papilio aristophontes Oberthür, 1897
  • Papilio nireus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Papilio charopus Westwood, 1843
  • Papilio chrapkowskii Suffert, 1904
  • Papilio chrapkowskoides Storace, 1952
  • Papilio desmondi van Someren, 1939
  • Papilio hornimani Distant, 1879
  • Papilio interjectana Vane-Wright, 1995
  • Papilio sosia Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
  • Papilio thuraui Karsch, 1900
  • Papilio ufipa Carcasson, 1961
  • Papilio wilsoni Rothschild, 1926
  • Description

    It is smaller than Papilio bromius with the blue band narrower. Submarginal spots on the forewing are below well developed. Hindwing below strongly mottled with silky purplish brown.


    Papilio chrapkowskii Wikipedia