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Timer: 2.66 jiffies (0.026565074920654).
|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: Large black swallowtail with spatulate tails and a distinct central yellow band on each wing.
Life history: Not reported.
Flight: February to November.
Wing span: 5-7 inches (12-15 cm).
Caterpillar hosts: Avocado and magnolia.
Adult food: Wild fuchsia in Costa Rica.
Habitat: City gardens, cloud forests.
Range: Central Mexico south to Costa Rica. Rare stray to Texas.