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Graphium nomius (Esper, 1799) – Spot Swordtail

Subspecies in India:

(1) Graphium nomius nomius (Esper, 1799) – Indian Spot Swordtail
(2) Graphium nomius swinhoei (Moore, 1878) – Indo-Chinese Spot Swordtail

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Miliusa tomentosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Miliusa velutina (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Polyalthia longifolia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Annonaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Leptocircini > Graphium

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P. 2021. Graphium nomius (Esper, 1799) – Spot Swordtail. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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