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Thoas Swallowtail

Heraclides thoas autocles

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
King Swallowtail
Heraclides thoas autocles Heraclides thoas autocles (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

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SG in CR
SG in CR 9 years ago

Thanks for clearing that up. ID changed.

bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, indeed, the "same", but only almost ;-)
Look at the left part of the base of the right forewing. There you see 4 spots (ok, actually 3 1/2 spots), Thoas has here 4 spots, whereas Cresphontes has only 3. In addition and more important are the "flattened" spots above these 3or 4 spots. Cresphontes has "spiky" spots.

SG in CR
SG in CR 9 years ago

Bayucca, how can you distinguish between H. cresphontes and H. thoas? When I was trying to ID the swallowtail in my picture I found them practically the same.

SG in CR
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SG in CR

Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2014

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