Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Papilio astyalus
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Papilio astyalus
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Broad-banded Swallowtail or Astyalus Swallowtail (Papilio astyalus) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found from Mexico south to Argentina. It is occasionally reported from southern Texas and rare strays can be found up to southern Arizona and northern Texas.
The wingspan is 117–120 mm. Adults are on wing from April to October. There are probably two generations per year.
- Papilio astyalus astyalus (Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana), Argentina, Paraguay)
- Papilio astyalus pallas Gray,  (Texas, Mexico, Costa Rica)
- Papilio astyalus bajaensis Brown & Faulkner, 1992 (Mexico (Baja California Sur))
- Papilio astyalus hippomedon (C. & R. Felder, 1859) (Colombia, Venezuela)
- Papilio astyalus phanias Rothschild & Jordan, 1906 (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Goias)
- Papilio astyalus anchicayaensis Constantino, Le Crom & Salazar, 2002 (Colombia)
- Lewis, H. L., 1974 Butterflies of the World ISBN 0-245-52097-X Page 25, figure 6
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