common birdwing (Troides helena), ruby-spotted swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)
Edward Donovan An Epitome of the Natural History of the insects of India 
- Papilio (eques) heliacon Fabricius, 1793 synonym for Troides helena Linnaeus, 1758
- Papilio idaeus Fabricius, 1783 synonym for Papilio anchisiades ssp. idaeus Fabricius, 1783 misidentification idaeus is Neotropical
Date 23 November 2013, 20:33:37
Author Edward Donovan
The common birdwing (Troides helena) is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. Globally it is found in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, peninsular and eastern Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Kampuchea, Thailand, Vietnam, southern China including Hainan, and Hong Kong.
The ruby-spotted swallowtail or red-spotted swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found from southern Texas south to Argentina. Rare strays can be found up to Kansas, southeastern Arizona, and western Texas.