Napo Wildlife Center Lepidoptera 09

Kite Swallowtail (Protesilaus macrosilaus) is a large and very striking butterfly. Should be easy to identify one might think, but as allways there are many species with minute variations.

I notice there is no yellow on the backwings, and the second zebra stripe is very short, almost like a dot rather than a stripe. The body is also all-white.

I have also found it under the name Zebra Swallowtail.

I’d appreciate a positive identification if possible, so do comment 🙂

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Last updated on 30 June 2024