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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Bhutan Glory
Bhutanitis lidderdalii  ATKINSON, 1873
Family - PAPILIONIDAE
subfamily - PARNASSIINAE
Tribe -
Bhutanitis lidderdalii
Introduction
There are 6 species in the genus Bhutanitis, all large and magnificent butterflies with black wings marked with fine creamy or white lines. The hindwings of all species bear prominent red patches, greyish-blue lunules, and a set of 3 or 4 long spatulate tails.
The closest relatives of Bhutanitis are the Parnassius Apollos.
Bhutanitis lidderdalii is the most widespread and well known species, and is found from Sikkim to northern Thailand and western China. The other Bhutanitis species are much scarcer and very localised, occurring variously in isolated regions of Bhutan, Tibet and China.
Habitats
This is a mid-high altitude species, found in meadows and glades within coniferous forests.
Lifecycle

The larval foodplants include Aristolochia griffithii, kaempferii, mandshuriensis and shiamdae.

Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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