Papilionidae

Papilionidae

[pə‚pil·ē′än·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of lepidopteran insects in the superfamily Papilionoidea; members are the only butterflies with fully developed forelegs bearing an epiphysis.

Papilionidae

 

a family of butterflies. Papilionids are usually large, with a wingspread reaching 25 cm (for example, Papilio homerus). The coloration is bright and extremely varied; some tropical species, such as those of the genus Ornithoptera, have a metallic sheen. The hind wings often have a tail-like prolongation. Papilionids are distributed throughout the world but are particularly numerous in the tropics. There are approximately 550 species. The USSR has more than 30 species, including the apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo), the swallowtail (Papilio machaon), and Iphiclides, or Papilio, podalirius.

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification of Adult Nymphalidae, Papilionidae, and Pieridae.
On defining "key innovations" in an adaptive radiation: Cytochrome P450s and Papilionidae.
Following general notes on systematics and identification keys, he describes Vietnamese tribes of the Papilionidae (swallowtail) family, providing information on synonyms, range, distribution and variation, taxonomic notes, habitat and biology, and similar species.
This easy-to-use handbook references some 700 species in five families of butterflies found around the world: Papilionidae, the swallowtails; Pieridae, the whites and sulfurs; Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies; Lycaenidae, coppers, hair-streaks, and blues; and Riodinidae, metalmarks.
Battus polydamas is by far the Papilionidae species with the largest number of known host plant species in the Neotropical Region (Beccaloni et al.
koehleri has been reported in association with species of Sarcophagidae and Tachinidae parasitizing Geometridae, Hesperiidae, Nymphalidae, Noctuidae, and Papilionidae caterpillars (Thompson 1954; De Santis 1967, 1989; Herting 1976, 1978; Tavares et al.
2007), and Persea species are the primary larval hosts of the palamedes swallowtail, Papilio palamedes Drury, Lepidoptera: Papilionidae (Scott 1986).
Las mariposas (Rhopalocera: Papilionidae, Pieridae y Nymphalidae) de la selva alta subperennifolia de la region de Calakmul, Mexico, con nuevos registros.
1984; Roskam & Brakefield 1999; Windig & Lammar 1999), but the phenomenon has also been documented for Papilionidae (Edwards 1871; Endo & Murakami 1985), Lycaenidae (Sakai & Masaki 1965; Endo et al.
Arctiidae, Danaidae, Geometridae, Lycaenidae, Noctuidae, Ninphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Pyralidae, and Yponomeutidae) (Arnaud 1978), including economically important genera of lepidopteran pests (e.