Bahaman Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
Family: Papilionidae (pap-ill-lee-ON-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Papilio (pap-ILL-ee-oh) (Info)
|Neutral ||Magpye ||On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a) wrote:
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.
Wing span: 3 3/4 - 4 inches (96 - 102 cm).
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.
Timer: 6.57 jiffies (0.065747022628784).