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Thoas Swallowtail or King Swallowtail

Heraclides thoas


Beautiful huge yellow and black butterflies.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 12 years ago
Thoas Swallowtail or King Swallowtail
Heraclides thoas Papilio thoas

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bayucca 12 years ago

There are indeed several subspecies of Thoas around. I focused on the 4 spots and the flattened patches on the forewing.

AnaCarolinaRedondo 12 years ago

Hi, bayucca! I took a look at the pictures of king swallowtails and saw that the wings shapes were different from the ones I saw. Maybe they are from a different species. What do you think?

bayucca 12 years ago

It is now called Heraclides thoas, no more Papilio thoas.

Bom Jesus dos Perdões, São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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