Ruby-spotted swallowtail

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown with a central yellow band on the forewings and an outer postdiscal red band (consisting of thirteen spots) on the hindwings. The hindwings are scalloped at the termen. 




Larval food plantAmyris balsamiferaCitrus aurantiumCitrus limettaCitrus sinensisEsenbeckia berlanderiZanthoxylum setulosum (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Mabaruma (Region 1), CEIBA Biological Centre & Georgetown (Region 4), Omai (Region 10), Berbice