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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Costa Rica has a large diversity of butterflies, with approximately 1 541 described diurnal species in six families: Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Riodinidae, Lycaenidae, and Nymphalidae (Chacon & Montero, 2007).
Establishment and characterization of a cell line developed from the neonate larvae of Papilio demoleus Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).
Around 100 final-instar larvae were collected from each location using a fine-tip brush; these were Citioica anthonilis (Herrich-Schaeffer) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) on Piptadenia gonoacantha (Martin) Macbride (Fabaceae); Heraclides anchisiades capys (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) on Citrus sp.
Hancock, "The Princeps nireus group of swallowtails (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), systematics, phylogeny and biogeography," Arnoldia Zimbabwe, vol.
Em relacao a riqueza total, a maioria dos individuos pertence a familia Nymphalidae (73,56%), seguida por Pieridae (7,80%), Hesperiidae (6,10%), Notodontidae (5,25%), Geometridae (3,56%), Lycaenidae (1,52%), Arctiidae (1,02%), Crambidae (0,51%), Papilionidae (0,34%) e Riodinidae (0,34%).
A partir de los papilionoideos presentes en cada sitio se elaboro la lista de las especies asociadas a las SA de la PBGM y con otras vegetaciones de las cinco familias consideradas en este analisis (Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae y Nymphalidae), para definir las especies mas afines o exclusivas a las SA en esta provincia.
Family Papilionidae and subfamily Papilionainae with three species and two tribes; two speices under tribe Papilionini, Papilio demo leus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Pachliopta aristolochiae (Fabricius, 1775), lastly tribe Leptocircini with one species record Graphium sarpedon (Linnaeus, 1758).
Se colecto un total de 341 individuos pertenecientes a 49 especies de cuatro familias de Papilionoidea: Lycaenidae (2 %), Nymphalidae (79,6%), Papilionidae (4,1%) y Pieridae (14,3%) (Tabla 1, Fig.
Flights of fancy in the following chapter, "Swallowtail Butterflies (Papilionidae)" by Fatimah Abang, Ratnawati Hazali, Muhamad Ikhwan Idris, Wahap Marni and Mohamad Jalani Mortada, provides detailed information about the 14 species of swallowtail butterflies documented.