Short-lined kite-swallowtail

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are creamish-white with dark brown markings. The forewings have short dark brown bands radiating downward from the costa, and a v-shaped dark brown marking at the apical and termenal submargin and at the subapex. The hindwings are dark brown at the apex and termenal submargin with creamish-white lunules. The hindwings are scalloped at the termen, have creamish-white fringe and a dark brown tail. There is also a red-crowned dark brown marking at the dorsum, above the tornus. There are two additional dark brown and red stripes on the underside of the hindwings, running from the red-crowned dark brown marking at the dorsum to the inner costal margin. Together, these stripes appear like a 'v'. 




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Reported from: Kaieteur & Karisparu (Region 8), Demerara River, Essequibo River