Broad-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
Consultant｜Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute
Discovered and named by Japanese entomologists in the 1930s, the broad-tailed swallowtail butterfly is mostly found fluttering elegantly in the mid-altitude forests of central and northern Taiwan. The specific epithet 'maraho' means 'chieftain' in Taiwanese indigenous Atayal tribe language indicating its unique position among the butterflies of Taiwan.
Broad-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Binomial name：Papilio maraho Family: Papilionidae