Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 168

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49. Papilionidae  – apollos and swallowtails

Members of the Papilionidae  are large butterflies. The swallowtails are aptly named, given the presence of prominent tails on their hindwings. Th e wings do not have androconial scales, and the hindwing has one anal vein. Th e foreleg tibia has an epiphysis. Th e larvae are often brightly colored, and they utilize a variety of food plants.

Approximately 600 species of Papilionidae  are known worldwide, primarily in the Old World tropics. Th irty-nine species are known from North America; eight of these are known from AB.