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Malabar Banded Swallowtail
 

A beautiful member of the Swallowtail family found in southern India, distinguishable chiefly by the pale greenish-yellow band that crosses the wings starting from the middle and not from just before the middle of the dorsal margin of the hind wing

Scientific Name : Papilio liomedon 
Phylum : Arthropoda 
Class : Insecta 
Order : Lepidoptera 
Family : Papilionidae 
Genus : Papilio 
Species : P. liomedon 
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Reproduction : Two to three broods a year. Food plants include Acronychia laurifolia and Evodia roxburghiana of the family Rutaceae 
Fascinating Facts : The males are fond of heavy jungle especially on hilltops. The females fly lower in even thicker jungle. 
Habits : Semi-evergreen and evergreen tropical forests of the Western Ghats  
Food Habits : Visit flowers such as Lantana, Stachytarpheta and Clerodendron 
Conservation Status :  
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : --select-- 
   

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