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Common Name : Spot Swordtail


Spot Swordtail


Scientific Name : Graphium nomius (Esper)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 75 - 90 mm
Colour : Easily identifiable due to its long, sword like straight tails on its hind wings; the species is white with a broad, white-spotted brown (underside) or black (upperside) outer wing margin of both its wings and additional bands on the wing.
Habit : It is common in dry summer months and in deciduous forests. Settles on wet sand in the forest streams to mud-puddle. Flight is swift and straight; It visits flowers of shrubs and large trees.
Larval Host Plants : Polyalthia longifolia, Miliusa tomentosum, Miliusa velutina
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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