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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The butterflies of Costa Rica and their natural history: Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae.
The specimens belonged to 131 species in five families, including Papilionidae (6 species), Pieridae (16), Nymphalidae (42), Lycaenidae (53), and Hesperiidae (14).
Altitudinal richness patterns of Papilionidae, Pieridae and Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera) in Mexican mountain areas
This butterfly is a member of the family Papilionidae.
Lista de Lepidoptera de Costa Rica de las familias Nymphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae y Riodinidae.
On defining "key innovations" in an adaptive radiation: Cytochrome P450s and Papilionidae.
Llorente BJ, Luis AM (1998) Analisis conservacionista de las mariposas mexicanas Papilionidae (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea).
Ademas se incluye informacion de la base de datos del proyecto Tropical Andean Butterfly Diversity Project (2007), Darwin Database of Andean Butterflies (TABD; Papilionidae, Pieridae y Melitaeinii; http://www.