- 1 (Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Introduction:
- 2 (Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Description:
- 3 (Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Habitat:
- 4 Swallowtail butterflies with Common Name, Scientific Name & Images
- 5 Papilio Machaon (Old World Swallowtail): Photos Images & Wallpaper
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(Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Introduction:
Papilionidae butterflies family that is also well known as Swallowtail butterfly have about 550 species that is found on all the continents and among them the exceptional one is Antarctica.
(Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Description:
Precisely in all those Papilionidae family, the major species of Swallowtails are Apollo and Birdwings. They are bright and colourful with distinct patterns on its body.
Well describing three of them, The swallowtail butterflies are yellow and strips are formed of black colour. The size of wings is about 3.5-6.5 inches with red spots and blue edges on a lower surface.
The Apollo butterflies have shiny wings and white coloured with transparent edges and many black spots over it. These butterflies are found at the specified place like on a mountain at higher altitude.
Birdwing butterflies are large in size and have additional factor i.e. the wings are angular and also the bird-like flight. The length of birdwing butterflies are 3 inches and size of the wings is about 28cm. Probably the colours found are green, yellow, black, white and sometimes blue or orange.
(Papilionidae )-Swallowtail Butterfly Habitat:
Swallowtail butterflies inhabit in marshland and Britain. Whereas it is found in the USA states Delaware, Virginia, Carolina, Alabama, South Georgia.
Apollo’s are found in meadows of mountains up to 2000 metres above the sea level. So it is concluded that Apollo butterflies are specifically found in mountain regions and spread during glaciating times.
Birdwing butterflies are tropical one that is found in Southeast Asia and Australasia. They are visible in rainforests and even along the forest extents.
This was the details about species that swallowtail butterfly holds. Well in the next phase of an article you will find some information about the subfamilies of papilionidae.
Life Cycle Of General Papilionidae or Swallowtail Butterfly:
There are four sub-families of Papilionidae butterflies and they are: subfamilies, Baroniinae, Parnassiinae, and Papilioninae.
The other classification of Swallowtail butterflies are mentioned in the table shown below:
Swallowtail butterflies with Common Name, Scientific Name & Images
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Image|
|Old World Swallowtail||Papilio Machaon|
|Black Swallowtail||Pailio Polyxenes|
|Eastern Tiger Swallowtail||Papilio glaucus|
|Swordtails, kite swallowtails, or ladies||Graphium Scarpedon|
|Pipevine swallowtail or blue swallowtail||Battus Philenor|
|Scarce Swallowtail||Iphiclides podalirius|
|Apollos or snow Apollos||Parnassius|
|Chinese Windmill||Byasa Alcinous|
|Common Rose||Pachliopta Aristolochiae|
|Ulysses Butterfly||Pailio Ulysses|
|Queen Alexandra’s birdwig||Ornithoptera alexandrae|
|Gifu Butterfly||Luehdorfia Japonica|
|Tailed Jay, green-spotted triangle, tailed green jay, or green triangle||Graphium Agamemnon|
|Southern Festoon||Zerynthia Polyxena|
|Dragon Swallowtail||Sericinus Montela|
|Rajah Brooke’s birdwing||Trogonoptera Brookiana|
|Bhutan Glory||Bhutanitis Lidderdalii|
|Atrophaneura semperi||Atrophaneura semperi|
|Common Batwing||Atrophaneura varuna|
Papilio Machaon (Old World Swallowtail): Photos Images & Wallpaper
Black Swallowtail: Photos Images & Wallpaper
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: Photos Images & Wallpaper