Lepidoptera N thru Papilio - BruceBlue

Papilio Antimachus(African Giant Swallowtail) -Male

Papilio Antimachus(African Giant Swallowtail) -Male -Uganda -(8 in wingspan).

This is the largest butterfly in Africa and can be over 9 inches in wingspan.
This butterfly also has a unique wing shape.
It is the most poisonous butterfly in the world and consequently it has
no natural enemies. The Male is larger than the Female, which is rare in
butterflies.
The color can vary quite a bit as it can be brownish-orange, reddish-orange or just orange
and it can vary from light to dark. I have never heard of a captive bred specimen as the females always fly high above the canopy of the rain forest.

PapilioAntimachusAfricanGiantSwallowtailMaleUgandabutterfly