Schaus’ Swallowtail,  Papilio aristodemus  <LEP11>


     Sometimes called the Ponceanus Swallowtail, it is an endangered species.  Destruction of its tropical hardwood hammock habitat in Florida has brought it near extinction.  Efforts have been made to save it.  The general color below is mustard yellow with brown bands.  The large patch on the hindwing is rusty-red, lined by sky-blue on its outer edge.  It is shown feeding on nectar of red hibiscus.