Anise Swallowtail
( Papilio zelicaon )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Papilio zelicaon
(Hippolyte Lucas ,1852 )
Common Name:Anise Swallowtail
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Papilionidae
Subfamily:Papilioninae
Tribe:Papilionini
Genus:Papilio
Taxon Code:LEP00331
ITIS/TSN:777698

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, EBRPD, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB330000
Open Space Location:Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, EBRPD

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY
Food
Caterpillar hosts: Many species in the parsley family (Apiaceae), and some in the citrus family (Rutaceae). Adults visit many flowers, and often visit moist ground.
Habitat
Bare hills, mountains, gardens, fields, vacant lots, and roadsides.
Range
From British Columbia southeast to North Dakota, south to s. California, Arizona, New Mexico; Baja California; Mexico. A rare stray to central Nebraska and eastern North Dakota.(1)
Flight Period
One flight from April-July

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Papilio zelicaon - Anise Swallowtail. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/28235). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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