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Esperanza Swallowtail

Central America

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Papilio esperanza

Endangered

The species is threatened by destruction of habitat but its main concern is poaching for specimens.

Papilio esperanza, known as the esperanza swallowtail or Oaxacan swallowtail, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is endemic to Mexico. The Oaxacan swallowtail is one of Mexico’s rarest butterflies and is considered Endangered by The IUCN red list of threatened species.

The species is threatened by destruction of habitat but its main concern is poaching for specimens.