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Papilio (Princeps) demodocus Esper, [1798]

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

Habit:

   
: Kenya, 45 km south of Mombasa, near Diani, 1994.01.04, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz underside: Kenya, 45 km south of Mombasa, near Diani, 1994.01.04, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz    
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Distribution:

Diagnosis:

P. demodocus : Kenya, 45 km south of Mombasa, near Diani, 1994.01.04, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz P. demoleus malayanus : Indonesia, Bali, Kuta, Legian Beach, 1995.01.14, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz P. ophidicephalus : Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro, 2007.04.26, coll. Michael Kurz P. demodocus underside: Kenya, 45 km south of Mombasa, near Diani, 1994.01.04, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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P. demoleus malayanus underside: Indonesia, Bali, Kuta, Legian Beach, 1995.01.14, leg. R. & G. Lettner, coll. Michael Kurz P. ophidicephalus underside: Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro, 2007.04.26, coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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The Asian Papilio demoleus Linné, 1758, is usually somewhat smaller with a significantly different underside. Other African Papilionidae of similar appearance on the other hand, like Papilio ophidicephalus Oberthür, 1878, are best distinguished by their larger size and the presence of tails on the hindwings.

Worth knowing:

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2011.07.07
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.03
Kurz Michael: 2014.05.23
not reviewed

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