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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Tibetan Glory
Bhutanitis thaidina  BLANCHARD, 1871
Family - PAPILIONIDAE
subfamily - PARNASSIINAE
Tribe -
Bhutanitis thaidina  Sichuan, China Andrew Neild
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 thaidina is found in Sichuan and Tibet.
Habitats
This is a mid-high altitude species, found in meadows and glades within coniferous forests.
Lifecycle

The larval foodplant is Aristolochia moupinensis.

Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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