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Butterflies of North America -- Papilio andraemon

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Bahaman Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
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Bahamian Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon [Sharpe])

Wing span: 3 3/4 - 4 inches (96 - 102 cm).

Identification: Upperside of forewing has yellow bar at end of cell; long tails of hindwing are filled with yellow.

Life history: Females lay single eggs on host plant leaves.

Flight: Three flights April-October. Adults may fly or be swept by hurricanes between islands.

Caterpillar hosts: Plants in the citrus family (Rutaceae): Citrus, Ruta, and Zanthoxylum species.

Adult food: Not reported.

Habitat: Sea-level scrub and hammocks.

Range: Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica; rare stray or temporary colonist in Florida Keys or on mainland near Miami.

Conservation: Once listed as a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; since delisted.

Management needs: Colonies should be protected if located.

The Nature Conservancy Global Rank: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

References:

Opler, P. A. and G. O. Krizek. 1984. Butterflies east of the Great Plains.
     Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 294 pages, 54 color plates.

Opler, P. A. and V. Malikul. 1992. A field guide to eastern butterflies.
     Peterson field guide #4. Houghton-Mifflin Co.,  Boston. 396 pages,
     48 color plates.

Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press,
     Stanford, Calif. 583 pages, 64 color plates.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

Bahaman Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
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