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Emperor Swallowtail

Papilio ophidicephalus


The Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio ophidicephalus) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in Subsaharan Africa. The wingspan is 90–110 mm in males and 100–120 mm in females. Has two broods between August to December and January to April.


Proudly South African!


It was unfortunetly tattered and runed, but it was still lovely!

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DanielePralong 10 years ago

No problem Megan! We hope you enjoy the site, and are looking forward to see more spottings from you.

Megan Gilbert
Megan Gilbert 10 years ago

so sorry, thanks for explaining, I'm kinda newb at this, lol

Eang Khut
Eang Khut 10 years ago

you sand to me.

Great spotting... Beautiful

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Hi Megan Gilbert, and welcome to Project Noah! Nice butterfly! If you know the identity of your own spotting, you don't need to make an ID suggestion. Under Habitat, please provide a description of the environment where you found your spotting. Also please read the mission descriptions carefully before assigning spottings to them. This spotting is not suitable for Pollinating Insects of the World (the insect must be shown pollinating a flower) or Signs of Wildlife (only signs such a foot prints e.g., no wildlife itself). Is it probably not suitable for Backyard Habitats of the World but it'll depend on information on habitat. The Butterflies Mixes mission is local only, but we need to contact the mission creator to clarify this. You can remove spottings from missions by clicking on Edit, un-checking the mission and saving.You'll find more guide lines on Project Noah under our faq page. Welcome again!

Megan Gilbert
Spotted by
Megan Gilbert

Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 18, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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