Butterflies

Papilio anchisiades idaeus

Papilio anchisiades idaeus butterflyCommon Name: __.

Scientific Name: Papilio anchisiades idaeus

Family: Papilionidae.

Subfamily: Papilioninae.

Genus: Papilio, Linnaeus, 1757.

Species: anchisiades.

FW Length: 41-45 mm.

Geographic Range: Widespread and common from sea level to 1400 m on borh slopes, in association with disturbed habitats.

Host Plant (s): Casimiroa edulis, Zanthoxylum, Citrus (Rutaceae).

Unique Characteristics: Probably the most common and abundant swallowtail in Costa Rica, it is present in most habitats throughout the year.

Metamorphosis Time Life (days)
Egg Caterpillar Chysalis
Butterfly Life
12 45 30-60 21
Total Proccess: 108-138