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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Chinese Peacock
Papilio bianor  CRAMER, 1777
Family - PAPILIONIDAE
subfamily - PAPILIONINAE
Tribe -
Papilio bianor, Yunnan, China Tony Hoare
Introduction
Back in the 18th century when Linnaeus created the System Naturae, the word Papilio was used as the genus name for every known species of butterfly in the world. Since then much has been learnt about the relationships between different species. Consequently most have been reassigned to new genera, and only about 215 of the 17600 currently known species are retained in Papilio.
Papilio bianor is found in north-east India, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan.
Habitats
This is a forest butterfly but can also be found in city parks where Zanthoxylum is planted.
Lifecycle

The larval foodplants include Euodia, Zanthoxylum, Citrus, Rhus, Orixa, Phellodendron and Poncirus.

Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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