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Dragon/Green Swallowtail, female

Sericinus montela


Wingspan approx. 45~50mm. Female of a species I spotted previously.


This one was near a small river in tall grasses on the steep banks. Please follow the links provided for more details.


Obviously a swallowtail of some sort, but I'm not finding much info on what's in S. Korea. Update: Female Dragon Swallowtail. Many, many thanks to bayucca!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Sericin Swallowtail
Sericinus montela Sericinus montela

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AudieWilkins 6 years ago

Thank you so much, bayucca!! The links you provided are fascinating and will occupy me for a while. I will edit/update this spotting soon. I am very grateful to you for teaching me! :D

bayucca 6 years ago

It is a special pleasure for me to give you my ID #8000!!
Papilionidae, Parnassinae, Luehdorfiini, Sericinus montela, female (!). An extremely complex and variable group of swallowtails. There are many subspecies around. Yours looks a little bit worn, so the markings are no more so strong. Sericinus telamon is a synonym.

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충청북도 (Chungcheongbuk-do), Republic of Korea

Spotted on Sep 26, 2014
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014

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