The Narrow-banded Swallowtail (Papilio gallienus) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the central part of the Republic of Congo.
It is a member of the zenobia species-group.In the zenobia-group the basic upperside wing pattern is black with white or yellowish bands and spots. The underside is brown and basally there is a red area marked with black stripes and spots.In the discal area there is a yellowish band with black stripes and veins. Females resemble Amauris. Both sexes lack tails.
The clade members are
- Papilio cyproeofila Butler, 1868
- Papilio fernandus Fruhstorfer, 1903
- Papilio filaprae Suffert, 1904
- Papilio gallienus Distant, 1879
- Papilio mechowi Dewitz, 1881
- Papilio mechowianus Dewitz, 1885
- Papilio nobicea Suffert, 1904
- Papilio zenobia Fabricius, 1775
Diagnosis of gallienus.Very similar to Papilio cyproeofila but has cream-yellow rather than cream-white bands, and the hindwing band is much narrower than in P. cyproeofila and curved on the inner edge (Larsen, 2005).
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- Afrotropical Butterflies: File C – Papilionidae - Tribe Papilionini
- Papilio, Site of Markku Savela
- Collins, N.M., Morris, M.G., IUCN ,1985 Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World: the IUCN Red Data Book (1985) IUCN pdf
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