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Swordtail

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Spot Swordtail

Graphium nomius

Whitish butterfly with broad, white-spotted brown margins on UN of both wings, along with other bands. UNH has series of prominent central red spots. Long, sword-like tailed HW.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    তৰোৱাল নেজীয়া পখিলা
  • Malayalam:
    പുള്ളിവാൾ വാലൻ
  • Marathi:
    तलवारपुच्छ
  • Tamil:
    கத்திவால் அழகி
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Graphium nomius

Quick Facts
  • The caterpillar has an organ called the "osmeterium" behind the head. The osmeterium normally remains hidden, but when threatened, the organ pops out to emit pungent smell to ward off ants and parasitic wasps and flies.
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