Polydamas swallowtail

Wing span: 80-89 mm (Warren et al., 2013)

Identification: The wings are dark brown with yellow fringe and a row of yellow markings from subapex to tornus. The markings on the hindwings appear greenish in males, and are differently-shaped and red (with black outline) on the underside in both males and females. 




Larval food plantAristolochia fimbriataAristolochia leuconeuraAristolochia maximaAristolochia pilosaAristolochia splendens (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food: Flower nectar of Lantana

Reported from: Mt. Roraima (Region 7), Fairview (Region 8), Aranaputa Mt., Karanambu & Surama Eco-Lodge (Region 9), Berbice, Demerara River