Melanic Papilio canadensis

gwang gwang at
Thu May 17 17:32:35 EDT 2001

I doubt it.  P. brevicauda bretonensis feed on members of the parsely
family, which as far as I know, do not contain any toxins.


Bill Cornelius wrote:
> I bet it's some kind of mimicry (mullerian? batesian?) where the
> individuals in an area tend to a common standard form. P.
> bretoninsis(sp?) is also dark. is their hostplant poisionous?
> Bill


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