Papilio xuthus swallowtail thumbnail

A relative of our European swallowtail. DNA studies have confirmed the close relation between this species and our swallowtail. This one was nectaring on Passiflora loefgreni, a threatened species of Passion flower.

Name: Chinese Swallowtail

Latin: Papilio xuthus

Family: Papilionidae

Origin: S.E. Asia

Food plant: Citrus Family