Graphium porthaon porthaon - Cream-striped swordtail

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Graphium porthaon

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe.

Species details:

Notes: Flies throughout the warmer months
Distribution: Caprivi-Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AnnonaceaeArtabotrys monteiroae (Larval foodplant)
AnnonaceaeCleistochlamys kirkii (Larval foodplant)
AnnonaceaeFriesodielsia obovata (Larval foodplant)
AnnonaceaeMonodora junodii var. junodii (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 306.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 356.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Graphium porthaon porthaon., retrieved 16 April 2024

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