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Common Name : Fivebar Swordtail


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Scientific Name : Graphium antiphates (Fabricius)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 80 - 95 mm
Colour : The fore wings are white, six black stripes on wing. The margin is black. Nearby the body and around the largest black strip there is a greenish area. The underside is very colourful. Nearby the body the wing is green with black stripes and spots. The rest of wing is yellowish and contain a chain of orange spots an some little black spots. At the margin there are some black spots.
Habit : A butterfly of evergreen jungles. Quick, graceful flight. Fond of visiting damp patches and flowers.
Larval Host Plants : Michelia doltospa, Michelia champaka, Annoa sp., Uvaria Sp.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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