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Thoas Swallowtail

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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Papilionidae

Scientific Name: Papilio thoas nealces

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated

Protected by the following WLT project/s



Protected by the following WLT projects:

Found in mid-elevation tropical forests and lowland edges from Mexico to Southern Brazil. It is a large butterfly, with a wingspan typically 10.5-12.8centimetres, and eats flower nectar. It is almost identical to the Giant Swallowtail of the USA.

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