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Papilio rogeri

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Papilio rogeri, the pink-spotted swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae (swallowtails). It is found in central and southern Mexico. One stray has been reported from the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, United States.

Description

Forewing lighter in color from the apex of the cell outwards, the dark basal area rounded distally; hindwing with suggestion of a small tail; some red spots on the disc, in two separate rows, in the male the proximal spots very small, usually only indicated; in the female all the spots larger than in the male.[1]

The wingspan is 84–95 mm.

Biology

Adults are on wing from February to October in Mexico and in April in southern Texas.

The larvae feed on Rutaceae species. Adults feed on flower nectar.

Subspecies

  • Papilio rogeri rogeri – (Mexico)
  • Papilio rogeri pharnaces Doubleday, 1846 – (Mexico) More or less distinctly tailed, hindwing with two separated rows of red spots, the proximal spots in the male often very small.

References

  1. ^ Jordan, K.; in Seitz, A. (1907). The Macrolepidoptera of the World. 5: The Macrolepidoptera of the American faunistic region. Papilionidae 1-45
  • Lewis, H.L. (1974). Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 25, figure 10 (ssp.pharnaces

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Papilio rogeri: Brief Summary

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Papilio rogeri, the pink-spotted swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae (swallowtails). It is found in central and southern Mexico. One stray has been reported from the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, United States.

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