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Papilio fuelleborni

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Papilionidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Papilio
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Similar  Papilio jacksoni, Papilio plagiatus, Papilio mackinnoni, Papilio echerioides, Papilio cyproeofila

Papilio fuelleborni is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Tanzania and Malawi.

Contents

The larvae feed on Clausena species.

Description

The male is deep black, with a pure white median band, very narrow in forewing, very wide in hindwing. The female is similar to other species of the group but with large white spots on the hindwing, placed at the margin (Carcasson, 1960).

Subspecies

  • Papilio fuelleborni fuelleborni (eastern and southern Tanzania, northern Malawi)
  • Papilio fuelleborni sjoestedti Aurivillius, 1908 (northern Tanzania)
  • Papilio fuelleborni atavus Le Cerf, 1912 (northern Tanzania)
  • Papilio fuelleborni rydoni Kielland, 1987 (north-eastern Tanzania)
  • Taxonomy

    Papilio fuelleborni is a member of the echerioides species-group. This clade includes

  • Papilio echerioides Trimen, 1868
  • Papilio fuelleborni Karsch, 1900
  • Papilio jacksoni Sharpe, 1891
  • Papilio sjoestedti Aurivillius, 1908
  • References

    Papilio fuelleborni Wikipedia


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