Atrophaneura polyeuctes swallowtail thumbnail

Swallowtails have the greatest diversity of shapes. As a group, the swallowtails have a remarkable diversity of shape compared with the other butterfly familes such as the Whites and Browns. It is the Far Eastern Tropics where they reach their greatest range of forms as this Polyeuctes Swallowtail demonstrates.

Name: Polyeuctes Swallowtail

Latin: Atrophaneura polyeuctes

Family: Swallowtail

Origin: China

Food plant: Birthwort